Annual Conference 2022 - Call for Papers

IRRV Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022

The Institute’s Annual Conference will again be a face-to-face event held at the Telford International Centre from the 4 to 6 October 2022.

Following last year’s successful widely-cast call for papers, we are repeating the exercise this year. We are continually trying to improve the range and scope of papers; thereby creating an opportunity to share professional views and thought leadership.

Our conference will be in the normal structure with the first day being plenary sessions and the second day for streamed sessions. In order to deliver a balanced conference, the Institute is seeking speakers for both plenary sessions on the first day and the streamed sessions on the second day of the conference.

The four streams are:-

  • Fraud and Investigation
  • Local Taxation and Revenues
  • Rating and Valuation
  • Welfare Benefits (including Housing Benefit)

Papers are invited from those working in the profession, whether they be from the public or private sector. Potential speakers should note that the proposed papers must be of professional content rather than commercial. Papers will be welcomed on any of the topical issues facing the profession.

The call for papers should contain the title of the proposed paper and up to a 200 word summary
of the content. A short CV of the presenter is also requested. The deadline for submission is Friday, 5 August 2022. A Sub-Group, chaired by the Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services, will then meet in W/C 8 August 2022 to draft a programme for Annual Conference. This will then be released in W/C 22 August 2022

The Institute would in particular welcome papers from those who wish to share their thoughts on matters such as:-

Fraud and Investigation

  • Corruption and Collusion in Revenues
  • Data Sharing
  • Digital Economy Act
  • Money Laundering
  • Rates Avoidance

Local Taxation and Revenues

  • Collection – DLUCH Committee
  • Modernisation of Council Tax
  • Reduction Schemes
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Winding down COVID Reliefs and Grants


Rating and Valuation

  • Digitalisation
  • Latest Case Law
  • Modernisation
  • Revaluation 2023 and Transition
  • Review of Valuation Methods


Welfare Benefits (including Housing Benefit)

  • Future of Housing Benefit
  • Overpayments
  • Subsidy
  • Supported Accommodation
  • UC Migration and Legacy Benefits


This list is by no means exhaustive and only an indication of topics. Please feel free to suggest any other matters, relative to the content of the streams.

Proposed papers (and any questions) should be sent to the Chief Executive, Gary Watson IRRV (Hons), at