The Scottish NDR Conference : The business rates agenda for the 2020s
Thursday 24th June 2021

The Scottish NDR Conference : The business rates agenda for the 2020.

Our on-line annual conference – Thursday 24th June 2021


IRRV Scotland is delighted to announce the return of the Annual NDR Conference, at the request of authorities and IRRV members across Scotland.

The 2021 conference is taking place online, in light of the COVID-19 health emergency. Chaired by Kevin Fraser, Chair of the IRRV Scottish NDR Practitioners’ Group, this year’s Conference includes topics that will be of interest to a wide audience of practitioners at a time of much dynamic change in rating across Scotland.





The highly topical programme includes :


Scottish Government update & overview

Ian Storrie, Head of Non-Domestic Rates Policy,

Local Government and Analytical Services Division, The Scottish Government


Business Support Grants – outcomes - and NDR Relief Awards NFI returns

Anne Cairns, Manager, Audit Scotland


Rates Debt Recovery – the effects of the past year

David Magor OBE, Chief Executive, Institute of Revenues, Rating & Valuation


Joining up business support – NDR teams and economic development

Gordon Mole, Head of Business and Employability, Fife Council


A new future for Scotland’s Town Centres

Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland's Towns Partnership


Hardship Relief – revisiting the rules

Les Robertson, Head of Revenue and Commercial Services, Fife Council

and Chair of the IRRV Scottish Revenues Forum


Small Business Bonus Scheme Review

Speaker from the Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde (invited)


This will be an invaluable Conference for all NDR staff in Scotland including managers, team leaders and team members and those with an interest in Non Domestic Rating.

represents excellent value for money, with conference fees starting at only £165 + VAT.

To encourage authorities to send a number of team members, every third delegate from the same authority comes entirely free of charge.

A full brochure is available here