Spring Conference and Exhibition 2018

15-16 May 2018, Leeds

PROGRAMME DELEGATE FEES INFORMATION / BOOK

REVENUES AND ENFORCEMENT STREAM
Tuesday 15 May 2018

09.00 Registration & Coffee
09.00 Exhibition Opens
09.55 Opening of Conference
10.00 Update on ‘Check, Challenge and Appeal
Helen Zammit-Willson, CCA Senior SME, VOA
10.45 ‘Staircase Tax’ – Myth or Reality
Andrew Hetherton, Director, Andrew Hetherton Consulting Ltd
11.30 Refreshment Break
12.00 Economic Impact on Debt Advice
Bob Trahern, Assistant Chief Executive (Community Services), North Warwickshire BC
Kevin Shaw, Creditor Engagement Manager, Money Advice
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Avoidance of the Property Tax in the UK
Gordon Heath, President, IRRV
14.30 Latest Developments in Insolvency
Hemal Mistry, Horsfields
15.15 Refreshment Break
15.45 The Future of Committal
Nick Rowe, Assistant Director of Finance - Local Taxation, Ealing LBC
16.30 Dealing with Vulnerability in Enforcement
Daniel Kelly, Relationship Manager, Enforcement Sector, CAP
17.15 End of Day 1

REVENUES AND ENFORCEMENT STREAM
Wednesday 16 May 2018

09.00 Registration & Coffee
09.30
 
Performance Awards Finalists: Why we Won!
John O'Neill, Head of Solutions, Liberata - Excellence in Non Domestice Rate
Clive Jones, Luton BC - Most Improved Team of the Year
Dave Chapman, Client Services Director, Local Taxation, Marston Holdings - Excellence in Enforcement
11.00 Refreshment Break
11.30 Stress and De-escalation of Conflict
Terry Streather, Director, Oakwood Training
12.15 The Changing Face of Miscellaneous Income
Ian Ferguson, IRRV Council Member
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Close of Exhibition
13.45 The Challenges Facing our Industry
Russell Hamblin-Boone, Chief Executive, CIVEA
14.30 The Reality of ‘Stop the Knock’
Alistair Townsend, Director, Alistair Townsend Limited
15.15 Close of Conference

WELFARE BENEFITS STREAM
Tuesday 15 May 2018

09.00 Registration & Coffee
09.00 Exhibition Opens
09.55 Opening of Conference
10.00 Universal Credit: The Top Ten Challenges for Local Government
Geoff Fimister, Writer & Consultant on Social Security and Related Issues
10.45 Universal Credit: A Practitioners Experience
Sally Sanders, Head of Financial Assessment, Enfield LBC
11.30 Refreshment Break
12.00 Latest from the DWP
Claire Elliott, Deputy Director, DWP
12.45 Lunch
13.45 The Affordability of Council Tax Reduction Schemes Beyond 2020
Jude Green, Corporate Manager – Transactional Finance Transactional Service Centre, Cheshire West and Chester
Council
14.30 Local Authority Funding/Housing Benefit Subsidy Assurance Model
Adrian Shooter, DWP
15.15 Refreshment Break
15.45 Avoiding Subsidy Traps Philip
Philip Branch, Managing Director, Branch and Lee Consulting Ltd
16.30 Discretionary Housing Payments: The Future?
Louise Freeth, Head of Revenues & Benefits, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
17.15 End of Day 1

WELFARE BENEFITS STREAM
Wednesday 16 May 2018

09.00

Registration & Coffee

09.30 Performance Awards Finalists: Why we Won!
Naomi Armstrong & Alison Cole, Cambridge CC - Benefits Team of the Year
Scott Warner, Investigations Manager, Oxford CC - Excellence in Innovation
Andrew Burton IRRV (Hons), Ex Head of Revenues, Bassetlaw DC - Retired
11.00 Refreshment Break
11.30 Where are we on Welfare Reform?
Professor Beatty, Professor of Applied Economic Geography in CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University
12.15 National Fraud Initiative - Using Data Matching to Identify Fraud
Nathan Nash, NFI Programme Specialist, Fraud , Error & Debt Team, Cabinet Office
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Close of Exhibition
13.45 Stress and De-escalation of Conflict
Terry Streather, Director, Oakwood Training
14.30 Recovering Overpayments – A Fresh Approach
John Giblin: Management Consulting
15.15 Close of Conference


Delegate Fees

Day 1 - Member - £185.00

Day 2 - Member - £185.00

2 Day Pass - Member - £250.00

Day 1 - Forum/BAS/Organisational Member - £215.00

Day 2 - Forum/BAS/Organisational Member - £215.00

2 Day Pass - Forum/BAS/Organisational Member - £310.00

Day 1 - Non Member - £245.00

Day 2 - Non Member - £245.00

2 Day Pass - Non Member - £370.00

COMMERCIAL Day 1 - Member - £325.00

COMMERCIAL Day 1 - Member - £325.00

COMMERCIAL 2 Day Pass - Member - £420.00

COMMERCIAL Day 1 - Forum/BAS/Organisational Member - £355.00

COMMERCIAL Day 2 - Forum/BAS/Organisational Member - £355.00

COMMERCIAL 2 Day Pass - Forum/BAS/Organisational Member - £460.00

COMMERCIAL Day 1 - Non Member - £385.00

COMMERCIAL Day 2 - Non Member - £385.00

COMMERCIAL 2 Day Pass - Non Member - £500.00