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IRRV Annual Scottish Conference & Exhibition 2020 : Building for the future

Join us on-line! : Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th November 2020

The Institute is delighted to announce details of its 2020 Scottish Conference.

IRRV Scotland will be transforming the 2020 conference into an exciting virtual conference featuring plenary sessions, parallel sessions targeted at practitioners in valuation, revenues and benefits administration, a virtual exhibition hall, and many special events.

We are confident that our virtual Scottish Conference promises to deliver thought-provoking keynote speakers and sessions on a digital platform. What’s more – delegates who are members of the IRRV can register and attend conference completely free of charge. Other delegates can attend at very low cost, with generous discounts for block booking of delegate places from local authorities and all other organisations taking part.

Full details are available here.

 

Autumn 2020 IRRV training courses and conference events – a message from IRRV Scotland

Autumn 2020 IRRV training courses and conference events – a message from IRRV Scotland :

IRRV Scottish Conference and Exhibition 2020 – As you will understand, it is not possible for us to run our usual IRRV Scottish Conference and Exhibition at Crieff Hydro Hotel.     However, we are delighted to announce that we will be running a virtual Scottish Conference including virtual exhibition with an exciting programme.    The event will be free of charge for IRRV members to attend as delegates and excellent value for non-members.  

We can advise that we wish to ensure there is sufficient time for marketing and providing an event experience of the highest quality, so we are moving the date of the event from the start of September to early/mid-November.      Further details and the finalised date will be issued in the near future.

We are indebted to Scott & Co, our overall sponsor, for its support in ensuring that the managed virtual event platform will be of the highest quality, thus providing the best possible conference experience for delegates and exhibitors alike.

IRRV Scottish Conference Golf Competition – We are pleased to say that it will prove possible to run the annual Scottish Conference Golf Competition.   With thanks to Scott & Co who are sponsoring the event this year, this will take place at Gleneagles in late September and we will advise more details in the near future.

IRRV Scotland training events – We are also pleased to announce that we will be able to run our autumn training programme at the Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth.    A great deal of thought has been given to providing training in a safe and socially distanced manner and this will necessarily significantly limit the number of delegates who can attend events but we do wish to respond to the many requests we have had about recommencing our training events.     

It will not be possible at this stage to run one day conferences but we do hope to run our joint annual event with Money Advice Scotland as a virtual conference later in the autumn.

 

Join us at the IRRV Scottish Association Annual Golf Competition

Thursday 24th September 2020 – Gleneagles

SPONSORED BY SCOTT AND CO

IRRV Scotland is delighted to announce that the IRRV Scottish Association Annual Golf Competition will take place on Thursday 24th September 2020 at Gleneagles, with our grateful thanks to Scott & Co who are kindly sponsoring the day.

Normally the annual golf competition takes place the day before the start of IRRV Scottish Conference but, as we have had to move conference to early November 2020 to allow us time to plan and deliver an excellent virtual event in 2020, we have decided to run the golf competition earlier than conference this year to hopefully ensure reasonable weather!     
The full marketing of virtual Scottish Conference and Exhibition will be issued to you in early September.

Participating in the golf competition, as in past years, is free of charge and if you wish participate, please download, complete and send back the booking form to Jacek Nowak at jacek@jnowak.co.uk.

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IRRV Scottish Association AGM 2020

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Changing the dial – are we there yet? A Major One-Day Conference from Money Advice Scotland and IRRV Scotland

The Studio Glasgow, Hope Street, Glasgow - Friday 8th November 2019

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Facing the challenges : IRRV Annual Scottish Benefits & Welfare Reform Conference 2019

Wednesday 6th November 2019

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IRRV Scottish Conference & Exhibition 2019 : Engaging minds, Empowering success

The Crieff Hydro Hotel : 4th and 5th September 2019

IRRV Scotland ran an extremely well-received Scottish Conference at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 4th and 5th September 2019, with excellent speakers.

We are delighted that Scott & Co was again this year’s overall Conference Sponsor.

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IRRV Welfare Reform Conference 2019 The future for local welfare and long term role for Housing Benefit
Tuesday 25th June 2019

Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth

The Institute ran a very well-attended and informative Welfare Reform conference in Grangemouth on 25th June.

You can download speaker slides here

The Scottish NDR Conference 2019
Friday 21st June 2019

Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth

The Institute ran a very well-attended and informative annual NDR conference in Grangemouth on 21st June.

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IRRV Scottish Association AGM 2019

The IRRV had a very successful half day seminar and Scottish Association AGM at the Municipal Chambers, Falkirk, on Thursday 9th May 2019. We were delighted that this year’s AGM was kindly again sponsored by Alex M Adamson LLP.

You can download the presentations from the AGM here.

This conference took place at the Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth on Thursday 23rd May 2019 and was very well received.


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Universal Credit Conference 2019
Thursday 18th April 2019

The Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth.

IRRV Scotland held a hugely successful Universal Credit Conference on Thursday 18th April 2019.

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Benefits & Welfare Reform Conference 2018
Wednesday 21st November 2018

Grangemouth

Benefits and Welfare Reform – crucial challenges ahead

-Reduced rates for IRRV students
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IRRV in Scotland is delighted to announce the return of the Scottish Benefits and Welfare Reform Conference.

This is a major event in the Institute’s calendar and an excellent opportunity for senior benefits practitioners and their staff to hear about the key issues affecting the administration of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction in Scotland.


Putting consumers at the centre of decision-making

The Teacher Building, St Enoch Square, Glasgow

A Major One-Day Conference from Money Advice Scotland & IRRV Scotland :

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IRRV Annual Scottish Conference & Exhibition 2018
5th - 6th September 2018

IRRV Scotland ran an extremely well-received Scottish Conference at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 5th and 6th September 2018, with excellent speakers.   We are delighted that Scott & Co was this year’s overall Conference Sponsor.

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IRRV Revenues & Benefits Certificate and Diploma Qualifications 2018-19

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.

The course provides expert tuition covering all aspects of welfare benefits and revenues law and practice.   A full prospectus is available along with enrolment form by clicking below.

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Scottish AGM 2018

The IRRV Scottish Association AGM took place on Monday 16th April at Falkirk Municipal Chambers.     You can download speaker slides by clicking below, and at http://www.irrvscotland.org.uk/page.php?did=55

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UC Full Service roll-out - the crucial issues

A major one day conference from IRRV

Grangemouth   - Tuesday 17th April 2018

IRRV Scotland ran this major conference on Tuesday 17th April 2018 in Grangemouth.   It was extremely well attended with excellent content and you can download speaker slides by clicking below :

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Scottish Benefits & Welfare Reform Conference 2017 Slides

IRRV Scotland ran a well-attended and very successful Scottish Benefits & Welfare Reform Conference on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow.

You can download speaker slides here

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Scottish Conference 2017 Slides

IRRV Scotland ran an extremely well-received Scottish Conference at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 6th and 7th September 2017, with excellent speakers. Follow the link to download the slides.

The Institute is again indebted to Scott and Co who are our Overall Conference Sponsor at Crieff 2017.

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Introduction to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

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Complaints handling and the SPSO complaints procedure

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Legal debt recovery : a one day professional meeting from IRRV Scotland

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Introduction to Local Government Finance

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Working age Welfare Benefits

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Freedom of Information - Public access to recorded information

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Debt Recovery : Setting out a vision, strategic management and developing policy

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Know your Non Domestic Rates

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Data analysis – Using your SHBE and CTR Data extracts

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Dealing with difficult customers – for Revenues & Benefits staff

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Topical workshop : DWP’s Housing Benefit Accuracy initiative and an update on all issues around fraud and error

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Lessons to learn about Digital Design - A cutting edge course from IRRV Scotland - targeted at revenues and benefits managers and team leaders

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