Spring Conference 2019
Leeds, 14 and 15 May.

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2019 promises to be our biggest spring event yet giving you the chance to be at the cutting edge of the profession

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Meet all the biggest suppliers and innovators in the field at this year's exhbition. Showcasing the latest technology and offering the very best expert advice.

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Two professional streams full of up to the minute sessions presented by leading industry professionals. Catering for both revenues and enforcement, along with welfare benefits professionals.

STAY REFRESHED

Don't worry, we've thought of everything; regular refreshment breaks and lunch are provided free of charge so you won't have to miss a thing.

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All the content from all the major sessions will be provided to you in e-format after the event for you to reference at your convenience.

Special Offers — Enjoy the benefits of these great Deals

Special Offer
1

Book three passes for the price of two.*

2

Complimentary exhibition only passes available to all non commercial organisations.

3

Discounted rates for Forum/ BAS/ Organisational membership subscribers with further discounts to all Individual IRRV members.

SPRING CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Revenues and
Enforcement

DAY 1

TUESDAY 14 MAY

  • 09.00 Registration And Coffee
  • 09.00 Exhibition Opens
  • 10.00 The Future Of Local Government Finance
  • Richard Harbord, IRRV Past President
  • 10.45 Modernising The Rating System Before It Is Too Late!!
  • Andrew Hetherton, Senior Vice President, IRRV
  • 11.30 Refreshment Break
  • 12.00 Avoiding Rates Avoidance – Can We Learn From The Welsh Assembly
  • Matthew Evans, Head of Revenues, Wrexham CBC
  • 12.45 Lunch
  • 13.45 Breathing Space (Or Suffocation!!) And The Impact On Council Tax
  • Alistair Townsend, Junior Vice President, IRRV
  • 14.30 Is Replacing Committal For Council Tax A Viable Option?
  • Nick Rowe, Assistant Director of Finance - Local Tax and Accounts Receivable, Ealing LBC
  • 15.15 Refreshment Break
  • 15.45 Enforcement At The Crossroads – Panel Session
  • -Is Ethical Enforcement a Reality or Myth
  • Dave Chapman, Managing Director, Rossendales
  • -Is There A Problem With Taking Control Of Goods?
  • Sarah Naylor, Business Development Manager, Dukes
  • -Is There A Need For An Enforcement Regulator?
  • Paul Sharpe, Client Services Director, Newlyn
  • 17.15 End Of Day 1

Revenues and
Enforcement

DAY 2

WEDNESDAY 15 MAY

  • 09.00 Registration And Coffee
  • 09.30 Analysing The Potential Impact Of Revaluing And Reforming Council Tax
  • TBC
  • 10.15 Developing The Relationship Between Local Authorities And The Valuation Office Agency
  • Helen Evans, Head of Strategic External Engagement, VOA
  • Helen Charlesworth, Team Leader, Local Authority Engagement Team, VOA
  • 11.00 Refreshment Break
  • 11.30 The Role Of Insolvency In Reforming Debt Collection
  • Jonathan Woodward, Head of Revenues, Birmingham CC
  • 12.15 The Future Of Rate Retention
  • Mike Heiser, Local Government Association
  • 12.45 Lunch
  • 13.45 Close Of Exhibition
  • 13.45 Using Big Data To Identify The Vulnerable Option
  • TBC
  • 14.30 Setting Standards For Business Rates Administration
  • Simon Quilter, Head of Revenues, Broadland DC
  • 15.15 Close Of Conference

Welfare
Benefits

DAY 1

TUESDAY 14 MAY

  • 09.00 Registration And Coffee
  • 09.00 Exhibition Opens
  • 10.00 Has Parliamentary Scrutiny Of Welfare Reform Been Adequate?
  • TBC
  • 10.45 Housing Benefit And Older People – What Does The Future Hold?
  • TBC
  • 11.30 Refreshment Break
  • 12.00 Universal Credit – Theory Fine, Practice A Disaster?
  • Ed Bowen, Head of Benefits, Chiltern DC
  • 12.45 Lunch
  • 13.45 The Delivery Of Housing Benefit – The Latest From The DWP
  • Clare Elliott, Head of Housing Policy, DWP
  • 14.30 Citizens Advice And Welfare Reform – Can They Cope?
  • TBC
  • 15.15 Refreshment Break
  • 15.45 A New Approach To Recovering Overpayments
  • John Giblin and Alan Sullivan, Formerly Principles DWP
  • 16.30 Housing Benefit Subsidy – Maximising Income And Minimising Risk
  • Zoe Kent, Head of Benefits, Swale DC
  • 17.15 End Of Day 1

WELFARE
BENEFITS

DAY 2

WEDNESDAY 15 MAY

  • 09.00 Registration And Coffee
  • 09.30 A New Approach To CTR
  • Sheldon Woods, Head of Benefits, CIPFA
  • 10.15 Supported Housing - From Benefit Manager To Provider
  • Catherine Nicholson, Managing Director, Fortunatus Housing
  • 11.00 Refreshment Break
  • 12.15 The Case For Removing The Housing Element From Universal Credit
  • Kevin Stewart, Business Unit Leader, Mid Sussex DC and Chair of the Benefit and Welfare Reform Faculty, IRRV
  • 12.45 Lunch
  • 13.45 Close Of Exhibition
  • 13.45 Social Inclusion And Welfare Reform
  • Michelle Kettles, Benefits Manager, South Staffordshire DC
  • 14.30 Designing Delivery of Housing Benefit to Reduce Homelessness
  • Sam Lister, Policy Officer, Institute of Housing
  • 15.15 Close Of Conference

Don't take our word for it; here's what our delegates say

The conference offered a great opportunity to pick up current and important information about Revenues from the presentations whilst being able to network with both current and potential future service providers.
Top class speakers; knowledgeable and accessible. Very impressed with the tone of the presentations and the angle of discussion to 'real time' events and challenges.
The chance to listen and ask questions to people expert in their field discussing concerns we also have is invaluable.

Delegate pass prices

non
commercial day delegate

IRRV Individual Member
£195
IRRV Forum/BAS/Organisational Subscriber
£225
Non Member
£255

non
commercial full delegate

IRRV Individual Member
£260
IRRV Forum/BAS/Organisational Subscriber
£320
Non Member
£380

commercial
day delegate

IRRV Individual Member
£335
IRRV Forum/BAS/Organisational Subscriber
£365
Non Member
£395

commercial full delegate

IRRV Individual Member
£430
IRRV Forum/BAS/Organisational Subscriber
£470
Non Member
£510
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EXHIBITION AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Exhibiting at IRRV provides a comprehensive opportunity to access an audience of qualified professionals across all fields of the Institute.

Stands are booked on a first come first served basis so potential exhibitors are advised to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To find out about opportunities still available please visit our Exhibitions and Sponsorship page.

Alternatively, please contact Clelia Abrams, Sales and Advertising Officer at sales@irrv.org.uk or phone 0207 691 8979.