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Know your Non Domestic Rates
Monday 29th March 2021

Know your Non Domestic Rates

An on-line training workshop over two mornings - Monday 29th and Wednesday 31st March 2021

Given the COVID-19 health emergency, it has not proved possible to run our usual training events in Grangemouth. In response to demand from delegates, we are running a series of Spring 2021 training events on-line through the highly successful GoToWebinar and Microsoft Teams platforms. This will allows for a full training day but spread over two mornings and will allow for full audience interaction and Q&A sessions in addition to a full training presentation.

IRRV in Scotland has, for some years, run introductory courses aimed at new staff in council tax, benefits and non-domestic rates.

Our Know Your Non Domestic Rates course is suitable for both new or inexperienced staff wishing an introduction to the subject but are also highly useful for staff with greater local government experience but who wish a refresher on recent developments in Non Domestic Rates.

This course is always extremely well-attended and well-received and we have had further interest from a number of authorities and valuation staff requesting that we run another day like this on NDR and as a special incentive to encourage attendance, we are offering reduced-price delegate charges.

This fully updated course includes an overview of the recent legislative changes affecting NDR.

This course gives delegates an invaluable introduction or refresher to the administration of NDR in Scotland. It will be of interest to local authority staff and others, such as Sheriff Officers’ staff and recovery agents.

The programme includes:

 

  • Basis of Charge (Uniform business rate; Small business; Empty rate; Pooling arrangements)

  • Valuation (Assessor; Valuation Roll; Rateable Values; Exemptions; Appeals; Revaluation - 2017; Transitional Arrangements)

  • Assessment (Assessment Roll; Liability; Rateable Occupation; Exemptions; Appeals)

  • Reductions (Mandatory, Discretionary, Rural and Hardship Reliefs and Disabled Persons Act)

  • The Small Business Bonus Scheme

  • Payments and Enforcement (Demand Notices; Instalments; Reminders, Services Notices; Summary Warrant; Decree; Diligence)

The course also covers topical NDR issues including Empty Property Relief, Rates Avoidance and the latest legislative updates affecting NDR.

The Course Leader is Kevin Fraser, a past President of the IRRV Scottish Association, Chair of the Non Domestic Rates Practitioners’ Group and Principal Officer (Local Taxes) for Perth & Kinross Council.

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

We have held delegate charges at 2019 levels and, in addition, every third place from the same organisation booked in the same booking comes entirely free of charge.

A full brochure is available here

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