Finance for revenues and benefits professionals : savings, financial challenge and maximising income

Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Includes Free Place Offer

Course background

At the request of local authorities, IRRV is running this workshop to look in-depth at local government finance, with particular focus on how this impacts on revenues and benefits professionals.

Aim In this time of financial challenge and budget cuts, the course aims to give attendees a better understanding of income sources and how Revenues and Benefits fits into the overall picture.

The course will look at all areas of income management to ensure all income is maximised.

The course will also share on known best practice on how to make budget savings within a Revenues and Benefits environment and what is achievable and what should be avoided.

The programme includes

Part One – Income Sources

  • Revenue Grant funding
  • Council Tax income
  • The rates pool and BRIS
  • Fees and charges
  • General Fund and HRA
  • Income maximisation in Revenues

Part Two – Budgeting Process

  • Budget Setting (links to income sources)
  • Budget Monitoring

Part Three – Where can we make savings?

  • The “Big Ticket” savings
  • Workshop – What is your authority doing?
  • Feedback from Workshop
  • Some additional suggestions
  • Review of the day

The day is designed to be interactive and to promote and share with colleagues what is good practice in local government finance administration.

COURSE LEADER : LES ROBERTSON

The Course will be facilitated by Les Robertson IRRV, who is the immediate past Institute Scottish Association President and Education Liaison Officer for Scotland.

Les is a respected Revenues and Benefit practitioner with over 20 years of experience in these fields.

Les is a current tutor for both Benefits Technician and Revenues Technician courses run by the IRRV, as well as being a Distance Learning Tutor and Examiner.

Value for money seminar 

The workshop represents excellent value for money, with seminar fees starting at only £125 + VAT. This includes lunch, refreshments, and training materials.

As places are limited, early booking is recommended. The IRRV regrets that, under normal circumstances, delegate fees cannot be refunded. However, delegate substitutions may be made at no cost at any time prior to the Seminar, subject to these being notified to the Institute.

SPECIAL OFFER :

Every fourth place from the same organisation booked for this course (and made in the same booking) is entirely free of charge. Please note that, due to the demand for places, this offer applies only to the course detailed in this brochure and applies to the lowest cost place. 

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Any queries?
If you have any queries, please contact

Fraser Macpherson,
IRRV Development Manager,
2A Argyle Street,
Dundee,
DD4 7AL

Telephone/Fax – 01382 456029;
email scotland@irrv.org.uk

How to Book
Please download and complete the booking form and send/fax it to the address above. You may also email bookings to scotland@irrv.org.uk. Full joining instructions will be sent to delegates once a booking form has been received.

As places are limited, early booking is recommended. The IRRV regrets that, under normal circumstances, delegate fees cannot be refunded. However, delegate substitutions may be made at no cost at any time prior to the Seminar, subject to these being notified to the Institute.

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