The 17th National Rating Day
The 2017 Revaluation is upon us. The draft rating lists have been published, as too are the UBR and transitional arrangements. But the big talk is of Check Challenge and Appeal. Controversial (CCA) and unwelcome but the regulations will govern how the rating practitioners and the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) must engage. Even more importantly, the regulations will set out how the VTE will deal with cases. What has happened to "reasonable professional judgement" and what is likely to take it's place. If you deal with rating, this is your must attend event of the year
|29 June 2017||Congress Centre, London|
Note: All prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate
It is therefore no surprise that the focus of this year’s National Rating Day will be CCA. It is completely different to the present system, and has elements which will be difficult to implement but it is down to rating practitioners and the VOA to make it work. The regulations are the key and they will form a particular focus of the conference.
The 17th National Rating Day will also focus upon other current topics, in particular, important recent case law. The Supreme Court case of – Monk v Newbigin (VO) – has been heard and the decision should be in the public domain. The Court of Appeal decision in the case of Iceland v Berry (VO) is out and along with the ATM and other cases currently in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), may have important impacts.
The National Rating Day has become a tradition in the rating world where practitioners attend to be updated on current topics, network and contribute to help shape changes for the future. Speakers represent the private sector, the (VOA) and the Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS).
The conference is always popular – attracting over 300 practitioners. If you are involved in rating work, this is the event that is said to be too important to miss. #NRDLondon
The Chancellor, in his Autumn Statement, confirmed a number of important changes.
- From April 2017 properties where the occupier only has a single property and with an RV of £12,000 or less will pay no rates. Those with an RV between £12,000 and £15,000 will have taper relief; and between £18,000 and £51,000 there will be a marginally lower rate poundage charged.
- Government estimates that 600,000 small businesses will pay no rates.
- Billing and collection is set to change by integration with the HMRC digital tax accounts system; and local authority billing across England will be standardised; and bills will in future be payable online by April 2017.
- There is an aspiration for revaluations to become 3 yearly, or less.
- From 2020 the rate poundage will be linked to CPI rather than RPI
- Rates retention for Greater London Authority will become 100% from April 2017
- Tom Emlyn Jones BSc MRICS, Director, Jones Norris Adams Chartered Surveyors, Vice President; The Rating Surveyors' Association
- Nick Cooper, Business Rates Revaluation Team Leader, Local Taxation Division, Department of Communities and Local Government
- Jerry Schurder FRICS FIRRV, Head of Business Rates, Gerald Eve LLP, London
- Roger Cohen, Partner, Co-Head of Real Estate Disputes, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
- Alan Colston BSc (Hons) MRICS MCMI Dip.Rating, Director of National Specialist Unit, Valuation Office Agency
- Margaret Whitby, Policy and Strategy Team, Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
- Charles Middleton, Group Financial Controller, British Land Plc
- Gary Garland, President, The Valuation Tribunal for England
- Andrew Hetherton MRICS IRRV (Hons) Cert Ed, Director, Andrew Hetherton Consulting Ltd, Chairman of the IRRV Valuers Association
- Roger Messenger, Partner, Wilks Head & Eve
- Dan Kolinsky QC, Barrister, Landmark Chambers
|Welcome & Introduction by Conference Chairman|
|The Government Policy update|
|Delivering more frequent revaluations - Is self-assessment a viable option?|
|The Legal Framework: Analysis of the Regulations|
|The VOA's Check Challenge Portal|
|Case Law Update|
|The calls for reform. What actually needs to change?|
|Question and Answer Session|