17 January 2022
An Important event you cannot afford to miss.
The Government has issued the Guidance on the Covid-19 Relief Fund and the RHL Scheme. The content of the former is allowing significant flexibility in the design and development of local authority schemes. This important virtual seminar will assist you in the creation of your scheme or it will act as a critique of your scheme if you have already designed it. There will be advice on the management of your allocation and the factors to take into account when distributing it to ratepayers. The seminar will address the complexities of Section 47, the exercise of discretion and the extent of the duty to adhere to Government Guidance. It will also consider the impact of Subsidy Control (formerly State Aid) and the availability of “New Burdens Funding”. There will also be the essential interpretation of the RHL Scheme for 2022/2023.
This seminar will be delivered virtually through GoToWebinar.
9.45am Session one - Who will Benefit from the Relief
A typical approach from a Billing Authority
The project plan
What are the local parameters?
Communicating the message to ratepayers
10.15am session two - Developing your local scheme
Distributing the relief
Fettering your discretion
Right of Appeal
10.45am Q and A
11.15am Session three The legislative constraints
Section 47 of the 1988 Act and related regulations
11.45am Session four – Subsidy Control and New Burdens Funding
The rules on Subsidy Control
Who is responsible?
Developing the case for New Burdens Funding
12.15pm Session five – The Parameters of the RHL Scheme for 2022/2023
Implementing the cap.
Defining the scope.
12.45pm Q and A
The seminar will be delivered by:
Alistair Townsend, IRRV President,
David Magor, Chief Executive
Gary Watson, Deputy Chief Executive
Nick Rowe, Assistant Director - Local Tax and Accounts receivable, London Borough of Ealing
Kevin Stewart, BUL Revenues and Benefits , Mid Sussex DC
Moira Hepworth, Head of Law and Research, will chair the event.
£125 plus VAT IRRV Member Rate (valid for Individual Members)
£155 plus VAT Forum/Organisational Member Rate
£185 plus VAT Non- Member Rate
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