Revenues – Review & Refresh


Event summary

The programme for this event covers issues of interest to local authority revenues practitioners. These include the issuing of completion notices for council tax and NNDR, the transferring of liability after a council tax payer has passed away, a review of the various discretionary rate reliefs available as well as the usual roundup of the latest topical news.


18 April 2018
Starts: 09:30
Ends: 16:00


Novotel Manchester Centre
21 Dickinson Street
Greater Manchester
M1 4LX
[See map]

Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£295.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Session 1 – In the current economic climate it is more important than ever to ensure that properties on both the Council Tax and the NNDR list are maximised. This session looks at the regulations and the implications of the changes.

Session 2 – Where a council tax payer has passed away the executors are entitled to an exemption on the property. This session looks as when the exemption is relevant and when it isn’t as well as at what point liability switches to the beneficiaries.

Session 3 – As government continue to use Section 47 to implement national policy to support business this session runs through the discretionary reliefs that are available both those funded by Section 31 grant and the more traditional reliefs.

Session 4 – Gives an update on topical issues revenues practitioners should be aware of. Including any issues from the Local Government Finance Settlement and any issues raised by the spring statement, due on the 13 March.

Who should attend?

 This event is appropriate for local authority revenues managers and staff.

How will I benefit?

By the end of the one day event you will have an understanding of:-

  • completion notices for both council tax & non-domestic rates
  • class F exemptions, when they apply and when they don’t
  • the discretionary rate reliefs available to business, when they are appropriate and which are funded by government

CPD hours



  • Business rates
  • / Local government
  • / Revenues and benefits

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Speaker - Adrian Blaylock - Lead Revenues Advisor, CIPFA

Adrian Blaylock

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.