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Council Tax Master Class

Monday 14th November 2016


Valid for IRRV CPD Points


Getting your council tax bills right first time not only provides excellent customer service but also reduces the volume of potential appeals thereby saving time and money.

In addition, the regular volume of technical queries made via the Revenues Forum indicates that there are still areas within the legislation issues causing difficulties with interpretation as well as the ever thorny subject of “sole or main residence.”

As a result, IRRV in Scotland is delighted to announce the return of this Masterclass which will take an in-depth look at current topical subjects facing practitioners and will include all relevant case law which will be particularly invaluable for those officers handling appeals.

This one day course, led by Allan Traynor, a Past President of the Institute, will be run as a workshop encouraging delegate participation and debate allowing delegates to raise issue of particular concern to themselves.

The course will be relevant to all those who work in council tax administration particularly those involved in appeals including attendance at appeal hearings. Organisations such as recovery agents will also find the course of great value to their staff.

Some comments from delegates at the previous Masterclasses in Scotland, led by Allan Traynor:

“Very interesting – topical and informative” “Excellent content and pace, with good group interaction” “Good forum for discussion of topical revenues issues” “Very well presented and highly useful”

A key feature of this event is that the programme is flexible and will accommodate issues delegates specifically wish covered. The booking form affords the opportunity to raise issues in advance and delegates can also raise these on the day of the seminar itself.

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


Seminar special offer

Every fourth place from the same organisation booked for the course in this brochure (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 on the booking form on this brochure and applies to the lowest cost place.

As places are limited early booking is essential.

Any queries?

If you have any queries, please contact

Fraser Macpherson
IRRV Manager
2A Argyle Street
Telephone/Fax – 01382 456029
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How to Book

Please complete the booking form and send/fax it to the address above.   You may also e-mail bookings to   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. 

Please note that every 4th delegate from the same organisation comes entirely free of charge.

Please note that attendees must bring with them a laptop that can connect to public wifi.    The venue will provide complimentary wifi access.    


Any queries?
If you have any queries, please contact

Fraser Macpherson,
IRRV Development Manager,
2A Argyle Street,

Telephone/Fax – 01382 456029
email -