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Conferences
Scottish Conference and Exhibition 2024

Scottish Conference & Exhibition

Crowne Plaza Glasgow

4 & 5 September 2024

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

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

Conferences
Annual Conference & Exhibition 2024

Annual Conference & Exhibition 

Telford International Centre

8, 9 & 10 October 2024

Details to follow.

Exhibition details can be viewed at Annual 2024 exhibition.

Upskilling Sessions
An Overview of the Main Insolvency Regimes (Personal & Corporate) & How They Impact on Local Government Liabilities

An Overview of the Main Insolvency Regimes (Personal & Corporate) & How They Impact on Local Government Liabilities

26 June 2024: Virtual

This upskilling session will be of interest to Local Authority Practtioners who are looking to explore debt recovery solutions beyond Enforcement Agent and Committall action. The session will also consider how debts are bound by insolvency action that is not instigated by the Local Authority.

Upskilling Sessions
Completion Notices: Everything you need to know!

Completion Notices:
Everything you need to know!

25 October 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
Administering Rate Reliefs: Everything you need to know!

Administrating Rate Reliefs: Everything You Need to Know

11 September 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.

Upskilling Sessions
Business Rates Interest

Business Rates Interest

14 November 2024: Virtual

This one day upskilling session is to be delivered virtually by Mark Fearn IRRV (Hons). The session will look at when an interest calculation and payment is applicable following an amendment to the rating list. It will cover how the level of interest is calculated and how it can vary depending on the circumstances of the amendment. The session will cover worked through examples of the calculation and would be suitable for both those looking for a refresher or new to the subject area.

Training Days
Supported Accommodation

Supported Accommodation

12 June 2024
23 September 2024

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. 

Training Days
Introduction to Council Tax

Introduction to Council Tax

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
Introduction to Business Rates

Introduction to Business Rates

9 July 2024
 

This one day training course is to be delivered virtually through ‘Go-To-Meeting’ by Janet Alexander IRRV (Hons), Professional Services Officer, IRRV and is designed for new entrants with little or no knowledge of business rates. It would equally be suitable for customer service staff working within or requiring knowledge of the subject.

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
Appeals

Appeals

18 July 2024

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 wishing to have a full understanding of the appeals process and how to prepare a submission.

Training Days
Business Rates Master Class

Business Rates Master Class

22 & 23 July 2024: Virtual


This two day training course is to be delivered virtually through ‘Go-To-Meeting’ by Janet Alexander IRRV (Hons), Professional Services Officer, IRRV and 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 July 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
Welfare Benefits and Universal Credit

Welfare Benefits and Universal Credit

31 July 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 Housing Benefit

Introduction to Housing Benefit

21 & 22 August 2024

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
Overpayments: Their Classification & Recovery

Overpayments:
Their Classification & Recovery

27 August 2024

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.

Scotland
Introduction to Universal Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Introduction to Universal Credit, Housing Benefit & Council Tax Reduction

17 & 18 September 2024: Virtual

An online training workshop that introduces the subjects of Universal Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction and place them in context. 

Scotland
Data Analysis: Using your SHBE & CTR Data Extracts

Data Analysis: 
Using your SHBE & CTR Data Extracts 

15 & 17 October 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 NDR

Introduction to NDR

6 & 7 November 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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