Forthcoming events

The Westminster Employment Forum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to employment. These include employers in the public sector, large scale businesses and SMEs, and their advisors; trade unions and other employee representative groups; representatives of other interest groups and the voluntary sector; and academics and commentators, along with members of the reporting press.

In planning its programme of events, the Forum regularly consults Parliamentarians, senior government officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others. We also welcome input from any individuals or organisations with an interest in issues relating to employment.

The Westminster Employment Forum is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for the support and advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.

Should you have any booking queries, please email

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Neil Carmichael MP

Reforming careers advice and guidance in England

Thursday, 13th October 2016
Church House, Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3NZ
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Neil Carmichael MP, Co-Chair, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee

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Robert Neill MP

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The Hon Mrs Justice Simler

The future for employment rights and tribunals: EU withdrawal, modernisation and fees

Thursday, 20th October 2016
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Robert Neill MP, Chair, Justice Select Committee and The Hon Mrs Justice Simler, President, Employment Appeal Tribunal

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Andy Agathangelou

Priorities for pension policy in the UK

Tuesday, 29th November 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Rachael McGruer, Lead, Better Workplace Pensions Team, Department for Work and Pensions; Doug Taylor, Member, Financial Services Consumer Panel and Andy Agathangelou, Founding Chair, Transparency Task Force

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Liz Sayce

Disability and health in the workplace - improving employment support and closing the disability gap

Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Disability and Liz Sayce, Chief Executive, Disability Rights UK

In Production

Lots. The Westminster Employment Forum is planning a very full programme for the next 12 months.

But as we're the ones others tend to follow, please give us a ring or email to discuss future conferences.

We'd be happy to share ideas on areas to focus on, speaker suggestions, and other ways of getting involved.

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

The parliamentary patrons of the Westminster Employment Forum are: Lord Aberdare, Sir David Amess MP, Lord Cotter, Rt Hon the Baroness Garden of Frognal, Richard Graham MP, Lord Holmes of Richmond, Kelvin Hopkins MP, Lord Low of Dalston, Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall, Chi Onwurah MP, Baroness Prosser, Angela Smith MP, Baroness Thomas of Winchester, Baroness Thornton and Baroness Wall of New Barnet. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.