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Rating Matters: An Update on Practice Matters

A technical and practical rating briefing and review of how to work within CCA.

Date Venue Price  
21 November 2018 Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Birmingham    
27 November 2018 Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Leeds    
4 December 2018 Eversheds Sutherland LLP, London    

Note: All prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Half Day (3 hrs 20 mins CPD).
Registration from: 13.30. Event starts at: 13.55. Event finishes at: 17.15.

       We would like to thank Eversheds Sutherland LLP for the use of their facilities.

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Has there been any other time in living memory when business rates has consistently been on the front pages of the national papers? Putting the party politics to one side, there is undoubted pressure on politicians, civil servants and agents alike to make the system work. 

This programme isn’t about criticising the new system, or lobbying for reform, but instead is intended to form an objective review of where we are, to provide some guidance as to how stakeholders can demonstrate best practice in their dealings with the system as is and what effort is needed from the three main participants to make this system work for ratepayers.  

Speakers Will Be From...


Evidence within the CCA process

  • What evidence is needed?
  • Is there ever enough? 
  • Can you submit further evidence in the CCA process?
  • Impact of RICS rules on being an expert witness
  • A seismic shift?  The impact of Gardiner and Theobald v Jackson (VO) [2018] UKUT 253 (LC) on fees arrangements.
  • Weighting of evidence

A whistle stop tour of current issues

  • APIs
  • Gateway
  • GPCR
  • VTE - Update on appeals and management 

Regional practice management issues

  • Regional presentations
  • Question and answers related to local issues

Legislation update