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IRRV Scottish Association AGM 2019

The IRRV invites you and colleagues to a complimentary half day seminar, IRRV Scottish Association AGM and lunch at the Municipal Chambers, Falkirk, on Thursday 9th May 2019. We are delighted that this year’s AGM is kindly again being sponsored by Alex M Adamson LLP.

The seminar will cover a number of very topical issues across the fields of valuation, revenues and benefits with excellent speakers :

  • Business Growth Accelerator – three perspectives - Tony Rosenthal, Director, CBRE Ltd., Chris Thomson, Head of Revenues, Benefits & Collections, Glasgow City Council and David Thomson, Assessor and ERO, Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute VJB.
  • Overpayment Recovery – Janet McCulloch, Senior Benefits Officer (pro-active), Dumfries and Galloway Council. This talk will focus on HMRC employer recovery – project steps, lessons learned and project benefits.

The seminar will be chaired by Kevin Fraser, President, IRRV Scottish Association. There will also be ample time for questions and answers and discussion of these vital issues for practitioners – this is an opportunity not to be missed.

The event will start at 10.30am (coffee and rolls on arrival from 10am) and will finish with a presentation to successful IRRV students and the annual general meeting around 12.20pm, followed by a complimentary buffet lunch at 12.30pm. event is entirely free of charge and is not limited to IRRV members and students as it will be of benefit to the wider valuation, local authority and related audience.

Please advise by return e-mail of your attendance – send bookings to Full joining instructions will be issued to attendees before the event. We look forward to seeing you on 9th May.

IRRV Scotland is delighted to announce the return of the Annual Scottish Revenues Symposium, at the request of authorities and IRRV members across Scotland.

The 2019 Symposium is taking place at the Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth on Thursday 23rd May 2019.

The Symposium this year will concentrate on improving changing culture and improving revenue collection, reforming the Council Tax with input from academic, valuation and revenues practitioner perspectives, an approach to corporate debt, achieving increased revenues collection in challenging times, good practice in council tax recovery in collaborating with debt advice agencies, a workshop on the review and reform of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme, and other key issues.

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Universal Credit Conference 2019
Thursday 18th April 2019

The Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth.

IRRV Scotland is pleased to announce this major conference, taking place on Thursday 18th April 2019, and being organised at the request of local authorities, housing associations, other organisations and IRRV members across Scotland.

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Benefits & Welfare Reform Conference 2018
Wednesday 21st November 2018


Benefits and Welfare Reform – crucial challenges ahead

-Reduced rates for IRRV students
-Free Place 

Valid for IRRV CPD Points


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IRRV in Scotland is delighted to announce the return of the Scottish Benefits and Welfare Reform Conference.

This is a major event in the Institute’s calendar and an excellent opportunity for senior benefits practitioners and their staff to hear about the key issues affecting the administration of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction in Scotland.

Putting consumers at the centre of decision-making

The Teacher Building, St Enoch Square, Glasgow

A Major One-Day Conference from Money Advice Scotland & IRRV Scotland :

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IRRV Annual Scottish Conference & Exhibition 2018
5th - 6th September 2018

IRRV Scotland ran an extremely well-received Scottish Conference at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 5th and 6th September 2018, with excellent speakers.   We are delighted that Scott & Co was this year’s overall Conference Sponsor.

You can download speaker slides below :

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IRRV Revenues & Benefits Certificate and Diploma Qualifications 2018-19

We are delighted to advise Scottish local authorities about arrangements for provision of the Diploma & Certificate qualifications in Scotland, provided by the Institute of Revenues, Rating & Valuation.

As you may be aware, IRRV provides a Certificate qualification course aimed at staff in Revenues and Benefits administration in Scottish local authorities.   It is also very relevant to other staff – for example Housing Association staff wishing to build an in-depth knowledge of Housing Benefit, or recovery agents’ staff wishing to build an in-depth knowledge of Council Tax and NDR.

The course provides expert tuition covering all aspects of welfare benefits and revenues law and practice.   A full prospectus is available along with enrolment form by clicking below.

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Scottish AGM 2018

The IRRV Scottish Association AGM took place on Monday 16th April at Falkirk Municipal Chambers.     You can download speaker slides by clicking below, and at

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UC Full Service roll-out - the crucial issues

A major one day conference from IRRV

Grangemouth   - Tuesday 17th April 2018

IRRV Scotland ran this major conference on Tuesday 17th April 2018 in Grangemouth.   It was extremely well attended with excellent content and you can download speaker slides by clicking below :

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Scottish Benefits & Welfare Reform Conference 2017 Slides

IRRV Scotland ran a well-attended and very successful Scottish Benefits & Welfare Reform Conference on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow.

You can download speaker slides here


Scottish Conference 2017 Slides

IRRV Scotland ran an extremely well-received Scottish Conference at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 6th and 7th September 2017, with excellent speakers. Follow the link to download the slides.

The Institute is again indebted to Scott and Co who are our Overall Conference Sponsor at Crieff 2017.



Working age Welfare Benefits


Managing your subsidy audit, optimising revenue, managing risk and planning improvements


Freedom of Information - the law and how to comply with it


Tackling fraud, error and debt


Know your Council Tax


Telephone debt collection workshop with PhoneCoach®


IRRV Scottish Association AGM 2019


Delivering excellence : focusing on quality and eliminating waste


Improving collection, changing culture and council tax reform