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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
-Free Place 

Valid for IRRV CPD Points


 

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Course Background

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.

Last year, the event was, at the request of delegates, substantially updated. This was a real success so the same approach is being taken in 2018. The event is now a one-day non- residential event, which means a significant reduction in delegate fees, resulting in this event being one of the most competitive benefits and welfare reform events.

It is being held in Grangemouth on Wednesday 21st November 2018. We are pleased to again be holding an accompanying exhibition, allowing delegates to have the opportunity to visit companies specialising in areas of interest to them.

With hugely significant changes to the benefits system being implemented, the IRRV is pleased to advise of a very strong field of speakers and an extremely comprehensive programme of topics at this year’s Scottish Benefits and Welfare Reform Conference.

The Benefits Conference for Scottish practitioners : This is the key event in Scotland for all practitioners with an interest in the effective management of the Housing Benefit & Council Tax Reduction Service. The Conference is, in particular, aimed at:


  • Benefits Managers and other senior benefits staff, including Team Leaders
  • Members of Housing Benefit & Council Tax Reduction Teams
  • All who provide welfare rights and benefits advice, both in the voluntary and local government sectors
  • Housing providers in the local government, RSL and private sectors
  • Corporate Fraud staff and also audit staff with responsibility for auditing the Benefits function
  • Other finance and housing department staff with an interest in current issues in welfare and housing support

The Conference also represents excellent value for money, with seminar fees starting at only £175 + VAT.


The 2018 Conference Programme :

We are pleased to advise of a very strong field of speakers and topics covered this year.

Subjects covered include:

  • Keynote Address – Welfare Reform – progress and the future
  • Best practice in benefits and welfare reform – a case study
  • Update from DWP
  • Temporary and supported accommodation – remaining issues
  • Improving customer focus in benefits service delivery
  • Universal Credit full service roll-out – a case study for good practice
  • Robotics and automation - an update on progress with implementing technology to automate processes
  • Scottish Welfare Fund – delivering into the future

Value for money :

The conference represents excellent value for money, with seminar fees starting at only £175 + VAT.

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 offers

Reduced Charge where delegate Is IRRV member* or student* £175.00

3rd Place Free (applies to lowest cost place)


Any queries?

If you have any queries, please contact

Fraser Macpherson
IRRV Manager
2A Argyle Street
Dundee
DD4 7AL
Telephone/Fax – 01382 456029
email - scotland@irrv.org.uk

How to Book

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