An IRRV VirtualEvent

Virtual

A unique event in the two weeks commencing the 10th and 17th May 2021

ABOUT THE EVENT

Five individual stand alone days over a Two week period commencing on 10th May and running until 21st May 2021

The Spring Series is a unique virtual IRRV event. Created to be a “one-off” replacement for our normal face to face Spring Conference as we begin to escape Covid-19. This is a new approach to delivering high quality professional awareness.

Consisting of five separate days spread over two weeks. Each day will be self-contained and cover subject matter relating to each of the Institute’s four faculties and a fifth day on Wellbeing and caring for yourself.

Individual days will be separately priced allowing you to send different delegates on different days. By purchasing a full pass for all four faculty days, you will get the fifth day, on Wellbeing, free of charge.

There will not be a formal exhibition this year, however there will be several sponsorship opportunities available.

Get Connected

Make valuable connections with our sponsors who are leaders in the provision of services to our market place.

BE INFORMED

Five days full of up to the minute sessions presented by industry leaders. Catering for professionals within Local Taxation and Revenues, Fraud and Investigation, Welfare Reform and Rating and Valuation. Culminating in a final day on wellbeing.

KEEP UPDATED

All the content from all the major sessions will be provided to you in e-format after the event for you to reference at your convenience.

SPRING SERIES PROGRAMME

5 days of informative, topical presentations and discussions delivered by experienced industry specialists.

09:15

Chair Welcome

09:30

Sponsor Presentation

09:45

Grants, Grants and Even More Grants - Best Practice in Delivery

Nick Rowe, Head of Local Tax & Accounts Receivable (Asst. Director of Finance) Ealing LBC

10:15

Sponsor Presentation

10:30

Maintaining the Council Tax and NNDR Tax Bases in a Period of Uncertainty

Allan Clark, Head of Finance: Exchequer Barnet LBC

11:00

Break

11:15

Q &A on Session 1 & 2

12:00

Lunch

12:45

Sponsor Presentation

13:00

Sundry Income - Has Covid-19 Income loss Scheme Delivered?

Ian Ferguson, Income recovery Manager Believe Housing and IRRV Council Member

Mike Brooks DSL

13:30

Sponsor Presentation

13:45

Enforcing Council Tax in the "Breathing Space" Era

Mark Fearn, Program Lead Walsall C

Julie Smethurst. Client Partnership Manager Dukes Bailiffs Limited

14:15

Break

14:30

Q &A on Session 3 & 4

15:15

Closing Remarks

15:30

End of Sessions

09:15

Chair Welcome

09:30

Sponsor Presentation

09:45

Rateable Occupation and Covid-19

Alistair Townsend, IRRV Senior Vice-President and Director Alistair Limited

10:15

Sponsor Presentation

10:30

Covid-19 Relief and the Material Change of Circumstances - The Practical Issues

Andrew Hetherton, IRRV President and Director Andrew Hetherton Consulting Ltd

11:00

Break

11:15

Q &A on Session 1 & 2

12:00

Lunch

12:45

Sponsor Presentation

13:00

Discretionary Rate Relief: An Analysis of Section 47

Gary Watson, Deputy Chief Executive IRRV

13:30

Sponsor Presentation

13:45

Enforcing the Non-domestic Rate in a Pandemic

Carole Kenney, Director, Welfare & Customer Care CDER Group

14:15

Break

14:30

Q &A on Session 3 & 4

15:15

Closing Remarks

15:30

End of Sessions

09:15

Chair Welcome

09:30

Sponsor Presentation

09:45

Legacy Benefits - the Forgotten Claimants

Geoff Fimister Consultant

10:15

Sponsor Presentation

10:30

Exercising Discretion in a Pandemic

Louise Freeth, Head of Revenues and Benefits Windsor and Maidenhead RBC

11:00

Break

11:15

Q &A on Session 1 & 2

12:00

Lunch

12:45

Sponsor Presentation

13:00

Universal Credit - Will the Migration Ever Finish?

Zoe Kent, Revenues and Benefits Manager Swale BC

13:30

Sponsor Presentation

13:45

Administering the Council Tax Hardship Fund whilst Delivering a Balanced Reduction Scheme

Kevin Stewart, Business Unit Leader - Revenues and Benefits Mid Sussex DC

14:15

Break

14:30

Q &A on Session 3 & 4

15:15

Closing Remarks

15:30

End of Sessions

09:15

Chair Welcome

09:30

Sponsor Presentation

09:45

1,275 Covid-19 Investigators, What is their Brief?

10:15

Sponsor Presentation

10:30

Recent Developments in Rate Avoidance

Janine Gray, Head of Revenues and Benefits Westminster CC

11:00

Break

11:15

Q &A on Session 1 & 2

12:00

Lunch

12:45

Sponsor Presentation

13:00

Cyber Fraud - How Secure is Local Government?

Rachael Tiffen, Director, Public Sector CIFAS

13:30

Sponsor Presentation

13:45

Sharing Data - The National Picture

14:15

Break

14:30

Q &A on Session 3 & 4

15:15

Closing Remarks

15:30

End of Sessions

09:15

Chair Welcome

09:30

Sponsor Presentation

09:45

Mental Health and Wellbeing, The Big Picture

Mark Davies, Director 7Futures

10:15

Sponsor Presentation

10:30

Putting your Physical Health at the "Heart" of your Personal Wellbeing

11:00

Break

11:15

Q &A on Session 1 & 2

12:00

Lunch

12:45

Sponsor Presentation

13:00

Coping with Mental Health and Coronavirus when Working from Home

13:30

Sponsor Presentation

13:45

Making your Home Work Station Deliver for you

14:15

Break

14:30

Q &A on Session 3 & 4

15:15

Closing Remarks

15:30

End of Sessions

SPRING SERIES SPONSORSHIP

BROWSE OUR SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

A BIT MORE INFO

  • Day passes include full access to all sessions on the given day along with handouts and documentation.
    Full passes will include access to all days, handouts and documentation.

  • All you'll need is access to a computer that is connected to the internet.

    Google chrome is the recommended browser.

    You will be required to access Zoom and/or GoTo Meetings/Webinars therefore it is recommended that you check with your I.T. services prior to the event to ensure any enhanced security settings will not block your access.

  • PROGRAMME CHANGES AND CANCELLATION / RESCHEDULING OF EVENTS
    The Institute will make every effort to give delegates as much notice as possible of any programme changes or the cancellation/re-scheduling of the event. However, it does reserve the right to make changes to advertised programmes and to cancel/re-schedule events. In the unlikely event of the conference being cancelled/re-scheduled, either a full refund will be made or alternatively, any fee paid will be credited against a future booking.
    VAT RECEIPTS
    On receipt of the registration form with purchase order number the IRRV will issue a receipted VAT invoice at the prevailing rate. Payment must be received in advance of the event. The Institute reserves the right to refuse access where delegate fees have not been paid.
    CANCELLATIONS
    Cancellations are liable for the full registration fee. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time at no extra charge.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact conference@irrv.org.uk

HOW MUCH TO ATTEND

Non commercial rates are available only to non commercial companies such as governmental organisations, charitable organisations and non profit organisations. Commercial rates should be selected where an organisation does not fit into any of the above.

ANY SINGLE DAY

NON COMMERCIAL

IRRV Individual Member
£75
Organisational/Forum Member
£75
Non Member
£110

*Prices exclude vat

ANY SINGLE DAY

COMMERCIAL DELEGATE

IRRV Individual Member
£200
Organisational/Forum Member
£200
Non Member
£215

*Prices exclude vat

FULL CONFERENCE

NON COMMERCIAL

IRRV Individual Member
£275
Organisational/Forum Member
£275
Non Member
£400

*Prices exclude vat

FULL CONFERENCE

COMMERCIAL DELEGATE

IRRV Individual Member
£700
Organisational/Forum Member
£700
Non Member
£800

*Prices exclude vat

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