IRRV Newsletter 19th February 2024 to 25th February 2024

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Conferences
Spring Conference & Exhibition 2024

Spring Conference & Exhibition

16 & 17 May 2024

Hilton Hotel, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

We are delighted to confirm that Spring Conference will be moving to a new venue for 2024 - Stadium MK. As well as a new venue, we will be adding a Valuation stream to the programme and a new expanded exhibition. Speakers will bring delegates up-to-date on everything that is happening but also on what lies ahead for those working within the profession.

 

Conferences
Scottish Conference and Exhibition 2024

Scottish Conference & Exhibition

4 & 5 September 2024

Crowne Plaza Glasgow

We are pleased to announce we will be returning to the Crowne Plaza Glasgow. for Scottish Conference 2024.

   The Institute is again indebted to Scott and Co who are our Overall Conference Sponsor.

Conferences
Annual Conference & Exhibition 2024

Annual Conference & Exhibition

8-10 October 2024

Telford International Centre

Meetings
The Practicalities of Developing and Delivering Cost of Living Policies

The Practicalities of Developing & Delivering Cost of Living Policies 

20 March 2024: Virtual

This unique event is a follow-up to the successful seminar which were delivered last year on the “Cost of Living Crises”. Leading practitioners from the Institute's Council will deliver “Case Studies” on the approach in their authorities to the challenge of helping taxpayers cope with the current crises.

Meetings
The Law and Practice of Discretionary Housing Payments

The Law and Practice of Discretionary Housing Payments 

24 April 2024: Virtual

This seminar aims to assist authorities in this decision making process. The programme is directed toward those who administer the scheme. It is a detailed analysis of all aspects of the legislative framework and the challenges facing those who have responsibility for distributing the funds.

Upskilling Sessions
Completion Notices: Everything you need to know!

Completion Notices: Everything you need to know!

15 April 2024: Virtual
21 May 2024: Virtual

This one day upskilling session is to be delivered virtually by Gary Watson IRRV (Hons), Chief Executive, IRRV. It is an event aimed at those working within both Local Government and the Private Sector.

Upskilling Sessions
Role of the Council in the Magistrates Court

Role of the Council in the Magistrates Court

16 April 2024: Virtual - SOLD OUT

This one day upskilling session is to be delivered virtually by Gary Watson IRRV (Hons), Chief Executive, IRRV. It is an event aimed at those working within both Local Government and the Private Sector.

Upskilling Sessions
Role of the Council in the Valuation Tribunal

Role of the Council in the Valuation Tribunal [NEW!]

23 April 2024: Virtual

This one day upskilling session is to be delivered virtually by Gary Watson IRRV (Hons), Chief Executive, IRRV. It is an event aimed at those working within both Local Government and the Private Sector.

Upskilling Sessions
An Introduction to Valuation Principles and Check, Challenge and Appeal

An Introduction to Valuation Principles and Check, Challenge and Appeal

26 April 2024: Virtual

This one day ‘Upskilling Session’ is to be delivered virtually, by Andrew Hetherton MRICS IRRV (Hons) Cert Ed and aimed at those working within Local Government and private practice.

Upskilling Sessions
Transitional Relief – How the Scheme Works

Transitional Relief – How the Scheme Works

23 May 2024: Virtual

This one day upskilling session is to be delivered virtually by Mark Fearn IRRV (Hons). The session will look at the principles behind transitional relief, which properties qualify in relation to the 2023 rating list and how the basic scheme works.

Upskilling Sessions
Administering Rate Reliefs: Everything you need to know!

Administrating Rate Reliefs: Everything You Need to Know

30 May 2024: Virtual

This one day upskilling session will be of relevance to persons currently working within non-domestic rate; whether working in a billing authority or private sector.

Training Days
Introduction to Council Tax

Introduction to Council Tax

19 March 2024: Virtual
02 July 2024: Virtual

This one day training course is to be delivered virtually through ‘Go-To-Meeting’ by Janet Alexander IRRV (Hons), Professional Services Officer, IRRV. It is designed for new entrants with little or no knowledge of council tax.

Training Days
Welfare Benefits and Universal Credit

Welfare Benefits and Universal Credit

4 April 2024: Virtual

This one day training course is to be delivered virtually through ‘Zoom’ by Roger Bowen IRRV, Training Officer for IRRV and is designed for those officers and customer service agents wishing to have a full understanding of the benefits and help available to their customers.

Training Days
Introduction to Business Rates

Introduction to Business Rates

09 April 2024: Virtual
09 July 2024: Virtual

This one day training course is to be delivered virtually through ‘Go-To-Meeting’ by Janet Alexander IRRV (Hons), Professional Services Officer, IRRV. It is designed for new entrants with little or no knowledge of business rates.

Training Days
Business Rates Master Class

Business Rates Master Class

22 & 23 April 2024: Virtual

This two day training course is to be delivered virtually through ‘Go-To-Meeting’ by Janet Alexander IRRV (Hons). It is designed for practitioners who have an understanding of business rates and want to improve their level of knowledge further to master class level.

Training Days
Council Tax Master Class

Council Tax Master Class

29 & 30 April 2024: Virtual

This two day training course is to be delivered virtually through ‘Go-To-Meeting’ by Janet Alexander IRRV (Hons). It is designed for practitioners who have an understanding of council tax and want to improve their level of knowledge further to master class level.

Training Days
Wales Only - Introduction to Council Tax

Wales Only - Introduction to Council Tax

13 June 2024: Virtual

This one day training course is to be delivered virtually through ‘Go-To-Meeting’ by Janet Alexander IRRV (Hons), Professional Services Officer, IRRV. It is designed for new entrants with little or no knowledge of business rates and will only be applicable to Wales.

Training Days
Introduction to Housing Benefit

Introduction to Housing Benefit 

1 & 2 May 2024: Virtual

This two day training course is to be delivered virtually through ‘Zoom’ by Roger Bowen IRRV, Training Officer for IRRV and is designed for those who are new to Housing Benefit or have limited experience in order to improve performance.

Training Days
Wales Only - Introduction to Business Rates

Wales Only - Introduction to Business Rates

16 July 2024: Virtual

This one day training course is to be delivered virtually through ‘Go-To-Meeting’ by Janet Alexander IRRV (Hons), Professional Services Officer, IRRV. It is designed for new entrants with little or no knowledge of business rates and will only be applicable to Wales.

Training Days
Overpayments   (Their Classification and Recovery)

Overpayments (Their Classification and Recovery)

8 May 2024: Virtual

This half day training course is to be delivered virtually through ‘Zoom’ by Roger Bowen IRRV and is designed for both new and experienced Housing Benefit officers in order to understand overpayments and specifically to classify overpayments correctly to obtain the right subsidy.

Training Days
Supported Accommodation

Supported Accommodation 

12 June 2024: Virtual

This one day training course is to be delivered virtually through ‘Zoom’ by Roger Bowen IRRV.  As Housing Benefit is still in payment for new and existing supported and temporary accommodation and is likely to be for some time this course is aimed at those Housing Benefit officers dealing with these complex claims.

Scotland
Data Analysis – Using your SHBE and CTR Data Extracts

Data Analysis - Using your SHBE and CTR Data Extracts 

5 & 7 March 2024: Virtual

The workshop is ideally suited to staff who manage a benefits service and aims to show attendees how to analyse their caseload using the SHBE and CTR data extracts.

Scotland
Scotland - Introduction to Council Tax

Scotland – Introduction to Council Tax

18 & 19 March 2024: Virtual

An online training workshop over two mornings. This course takes delegates through the principles of council tax and will equip them to assess council tax charges correctly and to the correct charge payers.

Scotland
Scotland - Introduction to NDR

Introduction to NDR

24 & 25 April 2024: Virtual

An on-line training workshop over two mornings, this course gives delegates an invaluable introduction or refresher to the administration of NDR in Scotland. It will be of interest to local authority staff and others, such as Sheriff Officers’ staff and recovery agents.


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