Welcome to IRRV Scotland

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The Institute of Revenues, Rating & Valuation has an extremely active Association in Scotland and on our website you will find full details of our recent activities. For more information, contact scotland@irrv.org.uk or phone 01382 456029.

 

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Welfare Reform Conference 2015

Friday 23rd January 2015  

Grangemouth

IRRV Scotland is pleased to announce this major conference, taking place on Friday 23rd January 2015 in Grangemouth, and being organised at the request of local authorities, housing associations, other organisations and IRRV members across Scotland.

The welfare reform agenda represents the greatest change in benefits delivery in a generation and its likely impact on service delivery in local authorities is hugely significant. This major one day event focusses particularly on the latest information about the rollout of Universal Credit in the Scottish context.

In addition to the latest information about Universal Credit implementation, this conference will look in detail at preparations local authorities, housing organisations and the third sector should be taking, also looking at the likely impacts of UC on local authority debt collection and the possible impacts of the Smith Commission proposals in the area of welfare policy devolution.

With key speakers, this conference is a must for all local authority, housing association, third sector and other key professionals

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IRRV Revenues & Welfare Benefits Certificate and Diploma Qualifications 2014-15

We are delighted to advise Scottish local authorities and other organisations about arrangements for provision of the Diploma & Certificate qualifications in Scotland, provided by the Institute of Revenues, Rating & Valuation.

As you may be aware, IRRV provides a Certificate Qualification course aimed at staff in Revenues and Welfare Benefits administration in Scottish local authorities.   It is also very relevant to other staff – for example Housing Association staff wishing to build an in-depth knowledge of the welfare benefits system, or recovery agents’ staff wishing to build an in-depth knowledge of Council Tax and NDR.   The prospectus also includes details of our Diploma Qualification, distance learning and new work-based qualifications.

 

IRRV Non Domestic Rate Conference 2014

 NDR – Debate the Issues 

IRRV in Scotland is pleased to advise of details of this important event for all Non Domestic Rates and other Revenues practitioners in Scotland, taking place in Glasgow on Friday 27th June 2014.

We are delighted that this year’s conference is kindly sponsored by Scott & Co.

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Scottish Revenues Symposium 2014

Local Government at the crossroads
The future for the Revenues Service 

IRRV Scotland is delighted to announce the return of the Annual Scottish Revenues Symposium, at the request of authorities and IRRV members across Scotland.The symposium is taking place at the Teacher Building, Glasgow, on Thursday 29th May 2014.

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Preparing for Universal Credit

IRRV Scotland is pleased to announce this major conference, taking place on Thursday 26th June in Glasgow, and being organised at the request of local authorities, housing associations, other organisations and IRRV members across Scotland.

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IRRV Scottish Association 2014 AGM

There was a large attendance at the IRRV Scottish Association 2014 AGM at Falkirk Council Chambers on Thursday 27th February 2014.    The AGM was kindly sponsored by Alex M Adamson, Sheriff Officers.

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Legal debt recovery

 NEW DATE  20th June 2014 - Grangemouth

Valid for CPD Points

 INCLUDES FREE PLACES SPECIAL OFFER  

Presented by Stephen Cowan of Yuill + Kyle Solicitors, this comprehensive one day professional meeting on legal debt recovery has been organised to give local authority practitioners in-depth training, including low-cost/high-impact pre-sue options, right through to court action and bankruptcy/liquidation.

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Housing Benefit Masterclass

23rd April 2014 - Grangemouth

Valid for CPD Points

 INCLUDES FREE PLACES SPECIAL OFFER  

IRRV Scotland already runs a well-received Council Tax Masterclass for revenues staff and, at the request of local authorities, is now launching its new Housing Benefit Masterclass – a technical update day that covers the detail of the complex areas of Housing Benefit administration.

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Housing Benefit and CTR – The Basics

4th June 2014 - Grangemouth

Valid for CPD Points

 INCLUDES FREE PLACES SPECIAL OFFER  

IRRV in Scotland has, for some years, run introductory courses aimed at new staff in council tax, benefits and non-domestic rates.    

It is some time, given limited staff turnover, that we have run a course specifically aimed at new Housing Benefit/CTR staff, but authorities have requested an introductory course later this Spring.    This course has been designed for new HB/CTR staff, staff with limited HB/CTR knowledge and staff who work outwith HB/CTR but who want a basic grounding in HB/CTR law and administration.

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Appeals – the facts, the detail

5th June 2014 - Grangemouth

Valid for CPD Points

 INCLUDES FREE PLACES SPECIAL OFFER  

At the request of local authorities, IRRV in Scotland is pleased to announce that a fully comprehensive day training event on benefits appeals (also covering the Council Tax Reduction Review system) is taking place on 5th June 2014

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Scottish Benefits & Benefits Fraud Conference 2013

Slides Available

IRRV Scotland ran an extremely well-received and well-attended Scottish Benefits Conference at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 4th and 5th December here
 

Scottish Conference & Exhibition 2013

Slides Available

The IRRV had a most successful and well attended Scottish Conference and Exhibition 2013 at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 4thand 5th September 2013.  

You can download speaker slides by clicking here

 

IRRV Revenues & Welfare Benefits Certificate and Diploma Qualifications 2013-14

We are delighted to advise Scottish local authorities and other organisations about arrangements for provision of the Diploma & Certificate qualifications in Scotland, provided by the Institute of Revenues, Rating & Valuation.

As you may be aware, IRRV provides a Certificate qualification course aimed at staff in Revenues and Welfare Benefits administration in Scottish local authorities.   It is also very relevant to other staff – for example Housing Association staff wishing to build an in-depth knowledge of the welfare benefits system, or recovery agents’ staff wishing to build an in-depth knowledge of Council Tax and NDR.

The course provides expert tuition covering welfare benefits and revenues law and practice covering both revenues and benefits pathways.   A full prospectus is enclosed.   We would be grateful if you would arrange distribution amongst relevant staff, who can thereafter register by completing the enclosed enrolment form.

We hope your organisation will encourage and support relevant staff to undertake these qualifications, which demonstrable benefits to both the staff involved and to the organisations they are employed by.   It is appreciated that geographical considerations prevent a number of authorities from being able to support college-based provision.   A Distance Learning course is also available.   Should any staff wish further details of either, they can indicate their preference on the mail/fax back form or by e-mailing the enrolment form to les.robertson@fife.gov.uk

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Over 100 attend IRRV Scottish Association 2013 AGM

A large audience attended the 2013 IRRV
Scottish Association AGM at Falkirk Council Chambers.   

There were presentations on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme from Robin Haynes of Scottish Government and retiring Scottish Association President Jim McCafferty and on the Scottish Welfare Fund from Andrew Collinge of Clackmannanshire Council and Gary Smith of Scottish Borders Council.   

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The challenges of collection

Scottish Revenues Symposium 2013

The Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth Tuesday 23rd April 2013

IRRV Scotland ran an extremely well-received and well-attended Scottish Revenues Symposium on 23rd April 2013 in Grangemouth.   

You can download speaker slides by clicking here

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IRRV Revenues & Benefits Certificate and Diploma Qualifications 2012-13

We are delighted to advise Scottish local authorities about arrangements for provision of the  Diploma & Certificate qualifications in Scotland, provided by the Institute of Revenues, Rating & Valuation.
 
As you may be aware, IRRV provides a Certificate qualification course aimed at staff in Revenues and Benefits administration in Scottish local authorities.   It is also very relevant to other staff – for example Housing Association staff wishing to build an in-depth knowledge of Housing Benefit, or recovery agents’ staff wishing to build an in-depth knowledge of Council Tax and NDR.
 
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IRRV Annual Non Domestic Rates Conference 2012

IRRV Scotland held a highly-successful and well-attended Annual Non-Domestic Rates Conference in Grangemouth on Friday 22nd June 2012.  You can download speaker slides by following the link.

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IRRV Scottish e-newsletter – November 2011 edition

IRRV Scotland e-newsletter for November 2011 has been published, with the latest update on Scottish Benefit Conference 2011 and other upcoming events and meetings in Scotland, plus details of the upcoming IRRV Scottish Association President’s Christmas Reception.

The e-newsletter also includes photographs from this year’s IRRV Scottish Conference and of Scottish Student Awards.

You can download the e-newsletter by clicking here

IRRV Committee of Inquiry into Local Taxation in Scotland 

An Inquiry led by the body that represents local taxation professionals has recommended that a new taxation system, based on the market value of homes, is the best option for delivering a stable and fair local tax in Scotland. It suggests that a „Local Residence Tax‟ should replace the council tax system, from an earliest implementation date of 2016.

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IRRV Scottish Association 2014 AGM

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There was a large attending at the IRRV Scottish Association 2014 AGM at Falkirk Council Chambers on Thursday 27th February 2014. The AGM was kindly sponsored by Alex M Adamson, Sheriff Officers.

Latest Newsletter Spring 2013

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IRRV Scottish Association 2013 AGM

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Over 100 attend IRRV Scottish Association 2013 AGM A large audience attended the 2013 IRRV Scottish Association AGM at Falkirk Council Chambers. There were presentations on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme from Robin Haynes of Scottish Government and retiring Scottish Association President Jim McCafferty and on the Scottish Welfare Fund from Andrew Collinge of Clackmannanshire Council and Gary Smith of Scottish Borders Council. You can download the presentations below.

Overhaul Scotland’s Local Tax System to Deliver Stability and Fairness

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An Inquiry led by the body that represents local taxation professionals has recommended that a new taxation system, based on the market value of homes, is the best option for delivering a stable and fair local tax in Scotland. It suggests that a „Local Residence Tax‟ should replace the council tax system, from an earliest implementation date of 2016.

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