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Meetings
Progress of the 2023 Rating Bill

Progress of the 2023 Rating Bill 
26 October 2023: Virtual 
 

The Non-Domestic Rating Bill is currently passing through the Parliamentary process and will get the Royal Assent later this year. This important seminar sponsored by Analyse Local will review the progress of the Bill and comment on any amendments since it was laid in the House of Commons. The panel of speakers will then address the implications of the final proposals on both Billing Authorities and Ratepayers.

Meetings
Telephone Debt Collection

Telephone Debt Collection 
29 September 2023: Virtual - SOLD OUT
8 December 2023: Virtual

This course will examine the different financial consequences of the pandemic and cover the interpersonal skills and behaviours required to maintain control of conversations and negotiate effectively including managing confrontation. The course is relevant to managers involved in the development of collection strategies as well as all those who deal directly with debtors on the telephone or face to face. 

Meetings
Charging Orders – The Good, The Bad and The Uncertain

Charging Orders - The Good, The Bad and The Uncertain 
09 October 2023: Virtual

This half day processional meeting will be of relevance to those responsible for the enforcement of liability order debts in both the Council Tax and National Non-Domestic Rating spheres.

Meetings
Completion Notices: Everything you need to know!

Completion Notices: Everything you need to know!
30 October 2023: Virtual - SOLD OUT
06 December 2023: Virtual

This one day professional meeting 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.

Meetings
Non-Domestic Rate: Administration of Reliefs

Non-Domestic Rate: Administration of Reliefs
31 October 2023: Virtual

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

Meetings
Business Rates - Preparing for the New Financial Year

Busiress Rates - Preparing for the New Financial Year 
12 December 2023: Virtual 
 

This important seminar sponsored by Analyse Local will review preparations for the forthcoming financial year for both Billing Authorities and Ratepayers. Speakers will address the impact of implementing Government policy and the financial settlement with local government. The balance of funding between the two property taxes will be analysed together with the decision making and forecasting in local authorities and the completion of Government returns. Finally, an experienced practitioner will comment on the challenges for Billing Authorities in preparing their administration to administer and collect business rates in an election year.

Conferences
Annual Conference & Exhibition 2023

Annual Conference & Exhibition
4-6 October 2023
Telford International Centre

Programme and how to book to follow.

Exhibition details can be viewed at  Annual 2023 exhibition.

 

Training Days
Introduction to Business Rates

Introduction to Business Rates
12 September 2023: Virtual - SOLD OUT
14 November 2023: 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
18 & 19 September 2023: Virtual - SOLD OUT
27 & 28 November 2023: 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
Introduction to Council Tax

Introduction to Council Tax
7 November 2023: Virtual - SOLD OUT
16 January 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
Council Tax Master Class

Council Tax Master Class
25 & 26 September 2023: Virtual - SOLD OUT
4 & 5 December 2023: 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.

Scotland
Scotland - Introduction to NDR

Introduction to NDR
29 & 30 November 2023: 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.

Scotland
Scotland - Introduction to Council Tax

Scotland – Introduction to Council Tax
7 & 8 November 2023: 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
Discretionary Housing Payment

Discretionary Housing Payment
28 September 2023: Virtual

The workshop is ideally suited to staff who are required to have a better understanding of Discretionary Housing Payment, including decision makers and managers of teams assessing this support. It is also suited to the wider benefits and welfare sector involved in assisting or advising those who have, or need, to claim support from Discretionary Housing Payment.

Scotland
Data Analysis – Using your SHBE and CTR Data extracts

Data Analysis – Using your SHBE and CTR Data extracts
24 & 26 October 2023: 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
Introduction to Universal Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Introduction to Universal Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
21 & 23 November 2023: Virtual

An online training workshop over two afternoons. At the request of local authorities, IRRV is again running this popular workshop to give a foundation level introduction to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.


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