IRRV Magazines 2017

Features 2017

The Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation produces a full range of publications targeted at practitioners working in the fields of local taxation, local authority administered benefits, non domestic rating and public and private sector valuation.

The flagship magazines are Insight, which goes monthly to all members of the IRRV, and bi-monthly Benefit, read by subscribers primarily within local authority benefits departments.

A more specialist magazine, Valuer, is also produced on a quarterly basis, aimed at members of the Institute’s Valuers’ Association and others engaged in the valuation of land and property, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

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Insight

Insight provides regular coverage of issues in the fields of revenues, benefits, rating and valuation, news of latest developments, articles written by leading practitioners, and education, membership and governance issues. The monthly magazine includes:

CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S NOTES

A thought-provoking column penned by the Chief Executive of the Institute, David Magor OBE IRRV (Hons), introducing the magazine with topical comment.

INSTITUTE NEWS

A whole section devoted to Institute affairs, from education and membership news, reports from Council meetings, exam successes, through to Association events and profiles of key Institute figures.

LETTERS PAGE

The place for debate.

STUDENT COLUMN

A regular contribution from newly qualified IRRV members and others, featuring their views on the education process and their work environment.

VIEWPOINT

Insight’s opinion column, brought to you by well known contributors with views respected by our readers.

FEATURE ARTICLES

Reports on initiatives in the revenues, rating, benefits and valuation fields.

TECHNOLOGY

News of developments in e-government and IT.

DATA SHARING

Ibrahim Hasan takes readers through the minefield
of freedom of information and data sharing legislation and practice.

MANAGEMENT

Topical articles from key practitioners addressing a wide range of management issues affecting professionals across the Institute.

LEGAL ANALYSIS

Regular comment on emerging case law and the interpretation of the law in respect of the Institute’s field of operation.

BENEFITS BULLETIN

Benefits practitioners report on the latest in the fast-moving field of welfare reform.

DWP UPDATE

The Department for Work and Pensions has the opportunity to tell it as it is.

VALUATION MATTERS

IRRV Past President Geoff Fisher’s roundup of news and events in the field of valuation.

THE IRRV EVENT AND PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

A diary of forthcoming Institute events, together with news of publications, training products and other Institute services.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Features include comment on evolving shared service initiatives, regular health and wellbeing tips, international contributions, comment on social inclusion issues, opinion from the Local Government Ombudsman, and other central government departments and agencies.

THE LIGHTER SIDE

Regular quizzes and caption competitions, occasional pieces focussing on key individuals past and present, Gary Watson’s “From the archives” column, and humorous anecdotes from our own fictional charactures

ISSUES FEATURING KEY EVENTS DURING THE YEAR:

September – Scottish special issue – preview of IRRV Scottish Conference (distributed at the event).

October – IRRV Annual Conference issue (distributed at the event).

November – includes a special feature on the IRRV Annual Conference and Exhibition and IRRV Performance Awards.

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Valuer

NEWS

Up to the minute news items affecting valuation practitioners.

CASE LAW

Details and analysis of key cases affecting the profession.

FROM THE TRENCHES

Frank observations from Tom Dixon, an experienced private sector valuation specialist.

VT UPDATE

Tony Masella and his team detail the latest news and views from the Tribunal Service.

VOA FOCUS

The Valuation Office Agency are on hand to provide detailed analysis on key topics of interest to valuers throughout the UK and beyond.

VALUATION IN EUROPE

The team from The European Group of Valuers’ Associations (TEGoVA) analyse real estate development throughout Europe.

INTERNATIONAL

A section devoted to land and property valuation practice overseas.

RICS RATING DIPLOMA HOLDERS

The fine detail of valuation law and practice is unpicked by our specialist friends in the Rating Diploma Holders’ section.

RATING MATTERS

Gordon Heath bridges the gap between rating and valuation with expert comment and analysis.

Guest features highlighting key ‘fringe’ areas, for example, compulsory purchase, compensation, sustainability, regeneration, green issues, and the effect of the economy on the valuation sector.

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Benefit

NEWS

Up to the minute news items affecting benefit practitioners.

THIRD SECTOR VIEW

Column by observers of the benefits scene, for example UNISON and StepChange Debt Charity and welfare benefits expert Geoff Fimister.

BEST PRACTICE

Case studies from local authorities and the DWP’s Performance Development Team, and topical features from award winners.

GARDNER’S WORLD

Malcolm Gardner’s regular column, providing a challenging and often controversial look at the world of benefits.

NISBET’S NOTES

Benefits practitioner Ian Nisbet’s analysis of key issues.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Sonia Limm is keen to describe how learning and development should be carried out on the front line.

BENEFITS UNCOVERED

Benefit ‘guru’ Louise Freeth digs deep to analyse topics of interest, and put law into practice.

MANAGEMENT

Experienced practitioners cast an eye over the complex world of running a local authority benefits office.

BENEFITS BAROMETER

A ‘fly on the wall’ view of the welfare reform agenda and local authority benefits administration

OPINION

The opportunity for benefit critics to voice their own thoughts on the welfare reform process.