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Biographical information about your Benefits and Revenues Service advisors.
Sheldon Wood, Benefits Advisor, CIPFA Benefits & Revenues Service (CBRS)
Sheldon has 16 years' local government experience, including principal benefits officer at Sheffield City Council, where he managed the service and implemented major changes to the council's benefits administration. He joined the CIPFA Benefits and Revenues Service (CBRS) in 2003 and has trained and advised members of the team on all aspects of benefits legislation and local authority benefits service administration, focusing on the changes required as a result of successive government welfare reform policies and change programmes.
Adrian Blaylock - Lead Revenues Advisor, CIPFA
Adrian has more than 23 years' experience in the revenues area of local government. During this time he covered all aspects of revenues, including customer service, training and development, recovery, court officer, benchmarking, statistics, and the completion of all returns as well as performance monitoring. His role for the last 12 years has been principal revenues officer, contributing to the management of the revenues team, mainly focusing on non-domestic rates. He developed the forecasting methodologies for loss on appeals and analysis of VOA data for the Doncaster MBC.
He has been an active CBRS participant for many years as well as a contributor to CIPFA’s online forum, TISonline. He was invited to and sat on the consultation group with the VOA for the development of the information sharing protocol. He is a member of the IRRV and has previously sat on the executive committee of the Yorkshire and district association.