Introduction To Council Tax

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Event summary

This event looks at the administration and enforcement of council tax. It is aimed at new members of staff who have little or no knowledge of council tax or staff who wish to gain knowledge of the subject.

Date

08 May 2018
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00

Location

CIPFA Mansell Street
77 Mansell Street
London
E1 8AN
[See map]

Standard price

£200.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£175.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Background to Council Tax

This opening session will provide delegates with a background to council tax. It will cover:

  • What is council tax.
  • How is council tax calculated.
  • Who is liable to pay?
  • Joint and several liability

Operation of Council Tax Discounts & Eemptions

This session will provided detailed coverage of how council tax discounts should be applied. It will cover:

  • What discounts & exemptions are available.
  • What are the qualifying criteria.
  • What is a disregard person?

Collection & Enforcement

This session will cover relevant regulations dealing with the administration and enforcement of council tax. It will cover:

  • How is the tax collected.
  • What happens when people don’t pay?

The Appeals Process

This session looks at the system that is in place when council tax payers do not agree with a decision made by the billing authority.

  • Who can appeal.
  • The grounds of appeal.
  • The appeal process.

Who should attend? 

This event is aimed at new members of staff who have little or no knowledge of council tax or staff who wish to gain knowledge of the subject.

How will I benefit?

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

  • what council tax is and why it is important
  • how council tax is calculated
  • who pays council tax
  • the discounts and exemptions available
  • how council tax is collected and what happens when someone doesn’t pay
  • the council tax appeals process.

CPD hours

Seven.


Topics

  • 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. E: adrian.blaylock@cipfa.org, T: 07718 242833.