The Government published its response to the 2016 Review of Employment Practices in December 2018, called, “The Good Work Plan”. This plan sets out a vision for the future of the labour market and a series of employment reforms that will impact retailers and their colleagues.  How is your business responding to this plan? 

To help navigate this new plan BRC, in association with PwC, will host a roundtable event on the 3rd April in London. At this session we will discuss what immediate legislative changes set out in the Good Work Plan mean for retail employers; how to engage with a new enforcement landscape and share practical steps for retailers ahead of future regulatory change bearing in mind the additional cost that this is likely to bring.


Places are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. This event is for retailers only and is free to attend.


  • An insight into the forthcoming regulatory reforms, including legislative timelines, Holiday Pay, day one rights and changes to agency workers regulations.
  • Sharing of industry best practice.
  • Guidance on how your business may need to adapt to operate effectively in a new enforcement landscape. Including changes to holiday pay enforcement and the proposed single enforcement body.



  Arrival and breakfast


  Welcome and scene setting
  • Fionnuala Horrocks-Burns // Employment and Skills Policy Advisor, BRC


  Partner presentation
  • John Harding // Partner, PwC
  • Anna Vishnyakov // Senior Manager, PwC


  Roundtable discussion


  Final thoughts and takeaways




  John Harding //

John Harding is a Partner at PwC. John leads the Reward & Employment team and is focused on the retail sector. John is also PwC's National Minimum Wage (NMW) expert. Over the past 3 years John has helped a large number of retailers with their NMW audits. He has assisted clients undertake self-reviews to ensure NMW compliance, assisted clients with HMRC led reviews (and the deep technical aspects of these reviews) and John has also assisted clients with implementing processes and controls to ensure ongoing NMW compliance. As well as working with the BRC on this issue, John has good relationships with the senior team at HMRC on NMW matters.

  Anna Vishnyakov //
Senior Manager

Anna has worked in Reward & Employment for over 10 years working with a range of clients on both their domestic and international employment related compliance, this includes IR35, employment status, National Minimum Wage, Holiday Pay, PAYE, Social Security, Pensions Auto Enrolment and much more. Anna specilises in the retail sector and works with retail clients nationally for PwC.

  Fionnuala Horrocks-Burns //
Employment and Skills Policy Advisor

Fionnuala leads the BRC employment and skills policy work, ensuring the interests of the retail industry are represented effectively to government.
Fionnuala is currently coordinating the BRC’s workforce campaign, designed to support the development of better jobs as the industry continues to transform in the face of social, financial and technological pressures. Fionnuala is also responsible for the workforce aspects of the BRC’s Brexit work including immigration and EU employment law.
Before joining the BRC, Fionnuala was a senior policy adviser at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) where she worked across the employment brief covering employment law, immigration, industrial relations and EU social policy.


This event is for retailers only and is free to attend.


If you would like more information please contact


Covent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9HB