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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.
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.
The Scottish Association is deeply saddened to acknowledge the loss of Janette Proud (54) on 17th September 2009, following her courageous journey though her recent illness. It seems fitting to take a moment to reflect and to pay tribute to a well respected colleague, a wonderful person and a true friend to many.
IRRV Scotland has published a helpful guide for ratepayers about Business Rates. You can download a copy of this by following the link below
A new Committee of Inquiry into local taxation in Scotland has been launched by the revenues professionals who administer the current council tax and non-domestic rates systems. The Inquiry will examine a range of funding options, including property-based taxes and other buoyant sources of funding. Importantly, the review will seek to identify whether there are suitable mixes of funding options. The work is being undertaken by IRRV Scotland, the body which represents local taxation professionals working in all of Scotland’s local authorities