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Rating Question Time Leeds 2019

For the 6th year in Leeds, we have a panel of leading practitioners to answer questions from the audience on a number of topical rating issues. Questions and topics will come from the chair, Andrew Hetherton, the panel and the audience.

Start Date Venue Price  
25 April 2019 Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Leeds    

Note: All prices are to be paid in GBP and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Evening Event 2 CPD Hours.
Registration from: 16.45. Event starts at: 17.15. Event finishes at: 19.00.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception to give time for valuable networking

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

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This will be our sixth rating question time in Leeds. All rating question times elicit many questions and debate and the events are both humorous and informative. You will get the chance to ask questions of leading practitioners and the audience will be invited to contribute comments and join in discussion during the meeting.

Whether you personally have a question or not, a variety of topical questions will be presented to the panel creating stimulating debates. Join us for question time and the drinks reception that completes the evening.

This event is suitable for anyone who advises on rating in private practice, manages in house rating, and billing authorities.



There are several topical matters affecting practitioners. This event brings together the industry to raise, discuss and hopefully resolve important matters of Rating Practice.  Its your questions, your agenda!  

The panel will spend two hours answering and debating questions posed by the audience. 

Here are a few example questions;

  • CCA is proving not at all what was promised in consultation.  How can it be improved?
  • NNDR is a tax and as such, ratepayers should be entitled to see the evidence that creates their assessment.  Is a change in the law required, or a JR, to get the VOA to stop hiding behind data protection issue?
  • The refusal of the VOA to disclose, discuss and negotiate means that the ratepayer must incur the costs of preparing a statement of case and go to appeal; and those costs are unrecoverable. The ratepayer already has to submit details to the VOA at its own expense! How does this square with access to justice?
  • Should the VTE be able to award costs?
  • We are seeing a lot of cases go to the Supreme Court. Is this a good or bad thing?
  • I am confused about Rating and Disrepair. Can the panel explain where we are?
  • How is the panel finding the new (sort of) reversal of Woolway working?
  • How well are the town committees and the new GPCRs working?
  • What is the impact of Woolway (VO) v Mazars?
  • Is Rating really causing the death of the high street?
  • What do the panel think of Land Value Taxation?
  • Can the VOA cope with both undertaking a revaluation and the likely deluge of checks and proposals?  The case of Gardiner and Theobold has really worried me. What is happening?

The evening will then culminate in a drink and canapé reception to allow informal debates and networking.