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Dec 01
2017
Dec 15
2019

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

A merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our members. Look forward to seeing you all in 2020

Jun 29
2009

NNDR Refresher Course 20th July

NNDR Refresher Course 20th July

One day Business Rates Refresher Course Monday 20th July 2009 at 10.00 am We are pleased to offer a one-day refresher course on Business Rates administration. The course tutor is Gordon Heath, an independent revenues consultant. Gordon has over 20 years local government experience. He is a well known and recognised expert in business rates and jointly wrote the current business rates transition scheme.

Jan 12
2009

NNDR - Valaution & Collection Update
City Marketing Suite, Guildhall

NNDR - Valaution & Collection Update

The next meeting of the London & Home Counties Accociation is a joint meeting with RSA to be held in the City Marketing Suite, Guildhall, on 12th January from 4pm to 6pm. Before the meeting, refreshments will be provided from 3.30pm. The meeting is to be a joint one between RSA and the Institute.

Dec 09
2008

Ombudsman's view on the use of Insolvency
City Marketing Suite - Basinghall Street, London EC2

Ombudsman's view on the use of Insolvency

We are also pleased to announce an additional meeting (not in the programme) to be held on 9th December at 3:00pm when Andrew Hobley an Investigator for the Local Government Ombudsman will talk about using insolvency for collecting local taxes. Andrew has personally carried out several high profile investigations into this area and will highlight both the risks and good practice of this method of enforcement. The meeting will be held at the City Marketing Suite and afternoon tea will follow the meeting, kindly sponsored by Exacta.

Jul 31
2009

Slides from NNDR Update Presentation

Slides from NNDR Update Presentation

On Friday 31st July at the City Marketing Suite London & Home Counties held another very successful meeting with over 70 attendees.

The subject on this occasion was NNDR, Gordon Heath was the guest speaker and his presentation included updates on the Business Rate supplement, Deferral Scheme and the 2010 Revaluation and particularly the Transitional Scheme.

This meeting was attended by members of both the IRRV and RSA and following Gordon's excellent presentation comments were invited from the floor and a lively discussion ensued.

Copies of the slides are attached.

 

 

 

Feb 03
2020

ASSOCIATION DINNER, THURSDAY 12th MARCH 2020

ASSOCIATION DINNER, THURSDAY 12th MARCH 2020

For our Annual Association Dinner on Thursday 12th March 2020 we will be returning to the prestigious surroundings of the Innholders Hall, 30 College Street, Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2RH (off Dowgate Hill, 50 yards from Cannon Street, 200 yards from Bank underground). 

Sep 15
2019

Post Summer Social - Wednesday 25th September

Post Summer Social - Wednesday 25th September

Date: 25th September

Venue: The Oyster Shed, Angel Lane, London, EC4R 3AB  (nearest tubes Cannon Street & Monument)

Time: 5pm

This event is kindly sponsored by Marston Holdings

Jan 01
1970

Kevin Sutch's Marathon Blog - 1 month to go

Kevin Sutch's Marathon Blog - 1 month to go

Our Chairman Kevin Sutch agreed to run the London marathon in April 2009 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Here he will keep you updated on his training progress as the big day approaches. With only a month to go Kevin discusses his final countdown ....

Jan 01
1970

NNDR - A Valuation & Collection Update

NNDR - A Valuation & Collection Update

Download presentations from the joint meeting held between the London & Home Counties Accociation and the RSA. 12 January 2009

Dec 17
2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

On behalf of the London & Home Counties Executive can we wish all of our members an Happy Christmas and Great 2010. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our events next year.

Dec 13
2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

On behalf of all of the London and Home Counties Executive may we wish all of our members happy Christmas and a safe and prosperous 2014

Jan 01
1970

Meetings 2008/9

Meetings 2008/9

The London & Home Counties executive have great pleasure in announcing a comprehensive meeting and social schedule for 2008/9. Full details of all events will be circulated to member and placed on this webpage in due course but if you require any further information now please contact the secretary Nick Rowe at nick.rowe@hounslow.gov.uk

Jan 01
1970

A very successful evening!

A very successful evening!

Many thanks to the organisers and everyone who attended our annual Association Dinner on Friday 30th January.

Nov 08
2011

Quiz Night - Thursday 27th November 2014

Quiz Night - Thursday 27th November 2014

The Association Annual Quiz has moved venues to enable us to accommodate more teams to compete for the coveted shield. This year it will be held at The Mudlark in London Bridge (4 Montague Close, London SE1 9DA) from 6:30pm on Thursday 27th November.

We are retaining the same successful format as last year so teams can have up to four members and we will not be holding semi-final or final rounds. The cost is £10 per head to include prizes and buffet. Proceeds will be donated to the President’s charity.

Please book your places by email, team names plus participants would be helpful if known!

Paul McDermott

p.mcdermott@informcpi.com

Nov 08
2011

Council Tax Training

Council Tax Training

A one day training event providing a council tax overview including a case law update will be held on 5th December. The cost of £85.00 will include all learning materials, refreshments and lunch. Bookings for this event can be made via p.mcdermott@exacta.co.uk

Dec 11
2017

Latest Issues in Rating - Update from the Budget

Latest Issues in Rating - Update from the Budget

Do join us for this meeting on Monday 11th December 2017 which will be of interest to Valuers, Local Authority staff and others involved in Rating and Rates.

The Meeting will start at 4pm and is being held at City of London Offices, Wallbrook Wharf EC4R 3TD      http://www.catchmentbasedapproach.org/images/PDFS/CorporationOfLondonMap.pdf

Association President Chris Grose will be talking through the Budget announcements and the consequences to come, 

President Gordon Heath and Carla-Maria Heath will be outlining the latest on Rates Retention (including 100% in London for 2018)

Geoff Fisher will be giving a Tribunal case update in particular the major decisions on the York Museums and York Council HQ offices cases.

All panel members will update on other topical business rate issues

* We also understand that the Rating Valuers annual Xmas drinks is being held that evening, at the The Pavilion Pub (Cellar Bar).  This is off Bow Lane and about 5 minute walk from the IRRV Meeting.

The meeting counts as RICS/IRRV CPD for 2017 and is free to members of IRRV, the charge for non-members is £30.00. Please send an email to confirm your attendance by close of business Wednesday 6th December.

Please book as soon as possible to secure places – to Carla-Maria.Heath@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Dec 09
2019

Slides from NNDR update meeting

Slides from NNDR update meeting

The slides from the meeting held on 9th December are now availiable for download.

Jan 16
2017

Rates Avoidance: Time for Reform?
Meeting - Monday 16th January 2017 at 6pm

Rates Avoidance: Time for Reform?

Cain Ormondroyd, leading barrister and regular advocate for the VOA, DCLG and HMRC gave a presentation on 16th Janauary 2017 on the subject 'Rates Avoidance: Time for Reform?”.

Copies of the slides are now attached.

 

Aug 21
2019

A Message from the new President

A Message from the new President

Our new President Chris Boylett writes a wecome message following his election at this years AGM

Treasurer
Allan Clark

Treasurer

Allan Clark MSc, FIRRV, MCMI

Oct 29
2008

KLOE gap analysis - a local authority practitioner's and the Audit Commission's view
Westminster City Hall - 64 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP

KLOE gap analysis - a local authority practitioner's and the Audit Commission's view

The next meeting of the Association will be held on 11th November at Westminster City Hall when Mick Lear and Kevin Sutch will present a joint paper entitled KLOE gap analysis - a local authority practitioner's and the Audit Commission's view Mick Lear is the Head of Benefits at LB Lewisham and Kevin Sutch, this years Association Chairman is a member of the Institutes Benefit Faculty and has carried out 5 inspections on behalf of the Audit Commission using the latest KLOE. The meeting will commence at 2pm, and refreshments will be available from 1:15pm.

Jul 27
2017

New London & Home Counties President - Chris Grose

New London & Home Counties President - Chris Grose

At the recent AGM, Chris Grose, was elected as President of the IRRV London and Home Counties Association.

 

 

Immediate Past President
Dominic Cain IRRV (Hons), MBA

Immediate Past President

Dominic Cain IRRV (Hons), MBA

Jun 23
2009

First Association President in 28 Years!

First Association President in 28 Years!

At the recent AGM Nick Rowe was elected as President for 2010/11. Following a change in the constitution the title of the post was amended from chairman to President. The senior post was first appointed in 1963 and indeed the title was initially introduced as President. This was them amended to Chairman in 1972.

Jan 07
2020

Association Quiz -Wednesday 12th February 2019

Association Quiz -Wednesday 12th February 2019

Annual Quiz – kindly sponsored by Rundles Wednesday 12th February 6.30pm The Pavilion End, 23 Watling Street, London EC4M 9BR 

The annual quiz will again be held at The Pavilion End, 23 Watling Street, London EC4M 9BR. 

Either come along as a team or form a team on the evening.  Teams maximum of 4 people, £10 per person, ticket price includes finger buffet.  

To enable us to organise the catering please email secretary.lhc@irrvassociations.org.uk to book your place, either as a team or an individual.

Aug 02
2016

Association Golf Day

Association Golf Day

After the superb England performances this summer in cricket, cycling and rugby, I am delighted to let you know that the summer of exceptional sporting events continues with the Annual London & Home Counties Association golf tournament taking place on Friday 16th September 2016.  

Sep 02
2013

Association Newsletter - September 2013

Association Newsletter - September 2013

The latest issue of the Assocaition newsletter is now availiable. If anyone has any comments on the newsletter (good or bad) or ideas for future issues please contact nick.rowe@hounslow.gov.uk

Jan 01
1970

Marathon Man Kevin Sutch

Marathon Man Kevin Sutch

Our Chairman Kevin Sutch has selected Marie Curie Cancer Care as his chosen charity for his year in office. In a rare moment of weakness he has agreed to run the London marathon in April 2009 for the charity. To donate to this worthy cause please visit http://www.justgiving.com/kevinsutch

Jan 01
1970

London & Home Counties Association Annual Charity Quiz

London & Home Counties Association Annual Charity Quiz

This yearís annual quiz will be in aid of the Chairmanís charity - Marie Curie Cancer Care FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2008 RED HERRING PUBLIC HOUSE 49 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7ET TIME: 6.30 P.M.

Jan 01
1970

Slides from Association Meeting - Update on Latest Enforcement Issues

Slides from Association Meeting - Update on Latest Enforcement Issues

We recently held an Association meeting on the latest enforcement issues, this took place at Chiltern District Council Offices on Tuesday 21st October. The session was an interesting and timely one, the speaker was Dr Steve Everson, Director General of the Association of Civil Enforcement Agencies. Attached are a copy of his slides for those that were unable to attend.

Jan 01
1970

Leadership & Change Management

Leadership & Change Management

On 26th February Sean Langley presented a paper entitled "Leadership and Change Management". Sean spent more than 19 years employed with Gosport BC; Test Valley BC and Basingstoke & Deane BC, before working as a freelance Revenues & Benefits Consultant since 1999. He is a fully qualified Corporate Member of the IRRV since 1985 and a Past-Chairman of the Wessex Association, serving as an Executive since 1992. Sean became a published author when 'The phat Controller (A Leadership Handbook)' was published last summer. A copy of his presentation is attached here.

Aug 01
2019

AGM update

AGM update

Feedback on the events and decisions made at our recet AGM in Southwark

Immediate Past Chairman
Andy Cummins DMS Tech IRRV

 Immediate Past Chairman

Andy Cummins DMS Tech IRRV

Executive Committee Members
Exec Members

Executive Committee Members

* Carla-Maria Heath BA, IRRV (Hons)

* Louise Freeth IRRV (Hons)

* Paul McDermott

* Nick Rowe

Phil Black IRRV (Hons)

Dominic Cain IRRV (Hons)

Roy Tilbury IRRV (Hons)

Gary Carr

David Graaf IRRV (Hons)

John Allen

Duwaine Brown

Matt Kelly

Charlotte Acutt

Heather Adeyemi

 

National Council member = *

 

Mar 23
2010

AGM - Tuesday 13th April at Lords Cricket Ground

AGM - Tuesday 13th April at Lords Cricket Ground

The Annual General Meeting of the London & Home Counties Association will be held at the Marylebone Cricket Club, Lords Cricket Ground, St. Johns Wood, London NW8 8QN on Tuesday 13th April 2010 commencing at 4.00p.m to be followed by a buffet at approximately 5.00 p.m. The nearest underground station is St. Johns Wood. There are vacancies on the Association Executive Committee for Corporate, Technician and Student / Affiliate members. If you would like details of what is involved please contact Nick Rowe on the number below or by e-mail. A nomination form is also attached. The completed nomination form must be received by me no later than Friday 9th April 2010.

Apr 21
2009

2009 AGM - 21st April 2009
Guildhall, City of London

2009 AGM - 21st April 2009

The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held in the City Marketing Suite at the London Guildhallon Tuesday 21st April 2009 commencing at 4.00p.m to be followed by a buffet at approximately 5.00 p.m generously sponsored by Rundle & Co.. The nearest underground stations to the Guildhall are Bank, Moorgate, and St. Paul’s.

Jan 12
2010

Association Dinner - Friday 12th February

Association Dinner - Friday 12th February

Our Annual Association Dinner will be held this year on Friday 12th February 2010 when we will be returning to the prestigious surroundings of the Innholders Hall, 30 College Street, Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2RH (off Dowgate Hill, 50 yards from Cannon Street, 200 yards from Bank underground).

Jan 01
1970

Ideas for the Association???

Ideas for the Association???

We are looking for members to contribute any ideas or thoughts they may have for anything to do with the London and Home Counties Association.

Jan 01
1970

One Day Council Tax Refresher - 26 November 2007

One Day Council Tax Refresher - 26 November 2007

The London & Home Counties Association have been fortunate to secure the services of Gary Watson to deliver a Council Tax Refresher day aimed at practitioners with more than one year experience of working in Council Tax

Jan 01
1970

Association Dinner 2008

Association Dinner 2008

The Association Dinner was held this year on 1 February 2008 at the Innholders Hall

Jan 01
1970

KLOE Training

KLOE Training

Managers may have been grappling with this concept but how many team leaders and assessors actually know what the Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE) are and how they are used. This is a practical session aimed at team leaders, supervisors and senior benefit officers to understand the requirements of the new inspection regime. This is a great opportunity to hear direct from the Audit Commission and work with colleagues form other authorities to understand the requirements and practical changes they need to implement. The day will be presented by Sue Beasor; an experienced benefits practitioner, trainer and consultant together with a representative from Tim Savill's team in the Audit Commission.

Jan 01
1970

Missed a meeting?

Missed a meeting?

Copies of speaker's slides now available.

Jan 01
1970

Impacts of Compulsory Purchase Orders - POSTPONED

Impacts of Compulsory Purchase Orders - POSTPONED

The next Association meeting, which was scheduled to take place on 25th September 2008 has unfortunately has had to be postponed due to circumstances out of our control. It is aimed to re-stage this event later in the year.

Jan 01
1970

Executive Committee Minutes

Executive Committee Minutes

Find out what the executive have been doing! The minutes of the November meeting are now availiable.

Jan 01
1970

Notice of AGM - 21st April 2009 - Start time 4.00 p.m.

Notice of AGM - 21st April 2009 - Start time 4.00 p.m.

The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held in the City Marketing Suite

Jan 01
1970

Meeting Schedule 2008/9

Meeting Schedule 2008/9

The London & Home Counties executive have great pleasure in announcing a comprehensive meeting and social schedule for 2008/9. Full details of all events will be circulated to member and placed on this webpage in due course but if you require any further information now please contact the secretary Nick Rowe at nick.rowe@hounslow.gov.uk

Jan 01
1970

Mailing List

Mailing List

Make sure you and your colleagues are on the mailing list for important information from the London & Home Counties Assocaition. Please contact Association Secretary Nick Rowe Tel 07958 490869 nick.rowe@hounslow.gov.uk