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.

2016 Scottish Conference

The Institute is delighted to announce details of its 2016 Scottish Conference. The Conference is – by popular demand – returning to the Crieff Hydro Hotel, where conference attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the excellent recreational facilities set in beautiful surroundings.

The theme of this year’s Conference – “Scotland the Brave? Continuing improvement in challenging times” – comes at an important time for Scotland and will look in-depth at the key issues facing the public services, with particular emphasis on valuation, benefits and revenues issues. With a newly- elected Scottish Government, there are many issues affecting revenues, valuation, benefits and welfare reform ahead and the IRRV Scottish Conference will again live up to its long-standing reputation of being at the forefront of debating key issues and solutions.

In addition to delivering key updates on these big issues and encouraging debate about them, conference will also examine the improved delivery of Scottish public services in a time of financial challenge and will examine how to provide quality services, with an emphasis on continuing improvement into the future.


This year’s Scottish Conference and Exhibition sees the key issues facing public services and our professions being fully explored. Conference sessions include:

  • Ministerial Address: Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment (invitation)
  • Council Tax Reform – how best to deliver?
  • Reforming business rates in Scotland
  • Scotland’s Fiscal Framework
  • Revenue Scotland: A progress report on Scotland’s taxation powers
  • New welfare powers – opportunity for Scotland?
  • Progress with Water Direct – a case study report
  • Universal Credit roll-out – a progress report
  • FERIS 2 and RTI – progress to date and challenges ahead
  • Successful models for tackling corporate fraud
  • Doing more with less: challenges for the public sector
  • Digital Transformation – protect the vulnerable
  • Housing Benefit Overpayments – a ticking time bomb?
  • Recovering revenue : challenges for the 21st century
  • Modernising service delivery in practice – local authority case study
  • Motivating the team

This year sees the largest ever number of sessions for valuation professionals, including :

  • Revaluation 2017 – key issues and outcomes
  • Unit of Valuation – Consideration of a Supreme
  • Court view in the real world
  • Valuation of sporting estates
  • The political economy of property tax reform
  • The valuation of natural resources
  • The Electronic Age - getting the value right
  • Valuation of Parliament Buildings in the UK
  • Valuation of visitor attractions
  • World Economies
  • Rating Reliefs and exemptions 

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Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth

Friday 24th June 2016

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 Grangemouth on Friday 24th June 2016.

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Scottish AGM 2016

Over 100 attended the IRRV Scottish Association 2016 on Friday 4th March 2016 at the Falkirk Council Chambers, kindly sponsored by Alex M Adamson LLP.   

Some photographs from the event and downloads of speaker slides are now available :

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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 AGM 2015

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Over 100 attended the IRRV Scottish Association 2015 on Thursday 26th February 2015 at the Falkirk Council Chambers, kindly sponsored by Alex M Adamson LLP.

Winter 2014 Newsletter

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Edition 12 Winter 2014

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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Spring 2013

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.

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