IRRV Newsletter 11th September 2023 to 17th September 2023

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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 Sponser.

Conferences
Annual Conference & Exhibition 2024

Annual Conference & Exhibition

8, 9 & 10 October 2024

Telford International Centre

Meetings
Business Rates: Valuation Dates, Appeal Processes – The Difference in Britain & Ireland

Business Rates:
Valuation Dates, Appeal Processes –
The Difference in Britain & Ireland

27 June 2024: Virtual

This webinar will present the rules, regulations and processes in Britain and Ireland and how they compare. The intention is to provide information on the pros and cons of the different systems and provide awareness and knowledge of other jurisdictions processes.

Meetings
 Empty Rates: What Works, What Doesn’t Work?  The Different Systems in Britain & Ireland

Empty Rates:
What works, What Doesn’t work?
The Different Systems in Britain & Ireland

4 July 2024: Virtual

This webinar will present the rules, regulations and processes in Britain and Ireland and how they compare. The intention is to provide information on the pros and cons of the different systems and provide awareness and knowledge of other jurisdictions processes.

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
Completion Notices: Everything you need to know!

Completion Notices:
Everything you need to know!

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
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.

Upskilling Sessions
Business Rates Interest

Business Rates Interest

6 June 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.

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.

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
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
Overpayments   (Their Classification and Recovery)

Overpayments:
Their Classification & 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.

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
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 Business Rates

Introduction to Business Rates

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
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.

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.

Scotland
Introduction to Council Tax

Introduction to Council Tax

21 & 22 May 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
Introduction to Universal Credit, Housing Benefit & 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.


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