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Introduction to National Non-Domestic Rates


Event summary

This event will cover the basics of National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR), more commonly known as business rates: what they are and why they are important. It provides a solid foundation for the most common, important issues such as liability, reliefs, exemptions, collection and enforcement.


17 November 2022
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00

Standard price

£250.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£200.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at new members of staff who have little or no knowledge of National Non-Domestic Rates or staff who wish to gain knowledge of the subject.

How will I benefit from attending?

Attendees will learn:

  • what National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) are and why they are important
  • how NNDR is calculated
  • who pays NNDR
  • the elements of occupation
  • what the local and central rating lists are and why they are important
  • the different valuation methods used
  • the reliefs and exemptions available
  • how NNDR is collected and what happens when someone doesn't pay

CPD hours



  • Business rates
  • / Local government

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Speaker - Adrian Blaylock, Lead Revenues Advisor, CIPFA

Adrian Blaylock

Adrian has more than 23 years of 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.

Tel: +44 20 7543 5708