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Introduction To Council Tax 2021


Event summary

This event looks at the administration and enforcement of council tax, as well as covering an explanation of what council tax is, how it is calculated and why it is important. It also looks at how liability is determined, eligibility for discounts and exemptions as well as what steps are taken for non-payment and how the debt can be recovered.


13 April 2021
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00

Standard price

£250.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£200.00 excl VAT

*online booking for this event has closed. Bookings can now be made by phoning 020 7543 5600.

About this event

Who should attend?

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

How will I benefit from attending?

Delegates will learn:

  • what council tax is and why it is important
  • how council tax is calculated
  • assessing liability for council tax
  • eligibility criteria for discounts and exemptions 
  • how council tax is collected and what happens when someone doesn’t pay
  • the council tax appeals process

CPD hours

Six hours.


  • Local government
  • / Revenues and benefits

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Speaker - 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. E:, T: 07718 242833.