Welcome to the Benefits Faculty

The purpose of the Benefits Faculty is to promote the study of all aspects of state benefits and awards, and to provide support to members of the Benefits Faculty in their professional activities, including the following subject areas:

  • housing and council tax benefit
  • all benefits and credits under the auspices of the Department for Work and Pensions
  • all credits under the auspices of the Inland Revenue
  • the financing of benefits and credits

The Benefits Faculty fulfils its objectives by the following means:

  • Publication of the IRRV Benefits magazine
  • other benefits-related publications
  • Provision of guidance and direction on benefits topics for conferences, meetings, seminars and other events
  • Investigating the use of electronic procedures in all benefits issues
  • Fostering constructive relations with other professional bodies concerned with benefits in the United Kingdom and overseas
  • Advice, through the Law, Research and Education Committee, on appropriate schemes for the advancement of the professional education of benefit practitioners under the auspices of the Institute.

The affairs of the Benefits Faculty are managed by the Benefits Faculty Board. All comments and suggestions are welcome - please email us with your views at benefits.faculty@irrv.org.uk