Preparing for 2021 – A Business Rate Update


An IRRV Virtual Meeting


The NNDR 1 form and supporting notes was delivered to local authorities on the 18th December with a return date of the 31st January 2021. There is a need to make critical judgements on the revenue potential for the Non-Domestic Rate for next year.

These two important seminars will give practitioners vital information to assist them in making the judgements to complete the form and advice Chief Financial Officers of the challenges facing the levy of the rate in the next financial year. The events will be led by the President of the Institute, Andrew Hetherton and the Institutes Chief Executive David Magor. Both of these speakers serve on various groups advising and supporting Government Department on rating matters.


The events are being supported by Analyse Local and will be free to their clients. All other delegates will pay. The event will run from 10am to 1pm. There are two dates to choose from either 11th January 2021 or the 14th January 2021.

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There will be three sessions on each date:

Chair Moira Hepworth Head of Law and Research IRRV

Paper one:

The Impact of COVID-19 Support and the Material Change of Circumstances

Andrew Hetherton, President, IRRV

Paper two:

The new NNDR1 and supporting notes and the Local Tax Income Guarantee

David Magor Chief Executive IRRV


Paper three:

The Impact of Recent Case law on Rate Liability

Andrew Hetherton President IRRV

Paper Four:

Financial Challenges facing Business Rates in 2021

David Magor, Chief Executive, IRRV


Open Forum Chaired by Moira Hepworth



Analyse Local Clients Free

IRRV Member £75 plus VAT

Forum/Organisational Member £100 plus VAT

Non Member £125 plus VAT


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Special Offer: 3 for 2 for all Members
* Cheapest pass free. This offer is available to organisations sending 3 or more delegates and attending from the same organisation. Bookings must be made at the same time. At least one of the delegates must be a member of the Institute in order to receive this discount or alternatively, the organisation subscribes to the Forum Service.

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Enquiries can be made by email to or by telephone 020 7691 8987.

Please note in order for your booking to be processed you must have a purchase order number, however if you are booking a complimentary rate as an Analyse Local client then enter 'client' in the purchase order field to proceed.

The Institute will make every effort to give delegates as much notice as possible of any programme changes or the cancellation / re-scheduling of an event. However, it does reserve the right to make changes to advertised programmes and to cancel / re-schedule events. In the unlikely event of an event being cancelled / re-scheduled, either a full refund will be made or alternatively, any fee paid will be credited against a future booking. The Institute will not be liable for any travel and / or accommodation costs incurred by the attendee should an event be cancelled / re-scheduled.

On receipt of the registration form with purchase order number the IRRV will issue a receipted VAT invoice at the prevailing rate. Payment must be received in advance of the event. The Institute reserves the right to refuse admission where delegate fees have not been paid.

Cancellations made 2 weeks before the meeting will be subject to an administration charge of 50% of the fee plus VAT. Cancellations after this date are liable for the full registration fee. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time at no extra charge.

Delegate Fees

11th January - Analyse LOCAL Client £0.00

11th January 2021 £75.00

11th January 2021 - Forum/Organisational Member £100.00

11th January 2021 - Non Member £125.00

14th January - Analyse LOCAL Client £0.00

14th January 2021 £75.00

14th January 2021 - Forum/Organisational Member £100.00

14th January 2021 - Non Member £125.00