The 20th National Rating Day
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 Valuation Office Agency and the Valuation Tribunal Service.
The conference in
its 20th year, 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.
|4 June 2020||Congress Centre, London||£280||BOOK|
Note: All prices are to be paid in GBP and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate
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Rating stands at a crossroads...There is intense scrutiny from ratepayers, professional bodies and government committees alike, yet the way forward has never been so uncertain. It would not be over the top to suggest that we operate at a time when a system, which has muddled along in a broadly stable fashion for most of our professional careers, may soon be subject to unprecedented change. Have we reached the point when tinkering around the edges simply won’t suffice any longer?
The 20th National Rating Day will be chaired by Josh Myerson, Vice President, Rating Surveyors Association and Head of Rating at Montagu Evans. It will focus both on Rating in the here and now: reform achieved to date or scheduled, Rating’s place in the wider UK basket of taxes and its importance to the safeguarding of our local communities. As well as discussions on what the short and medium term might have in store.
As ever, delegates will also be brought firmly up to date with the latest developments in professional practice and case law.
- Josh Myerson, Partner and Head of Rating, Montagu Evans LLP; Vice President, The Rating Surveyors' Association
- Nick Cooper, Business Rates Revaluation Team Leader, Local Taxation Division, MHCLG
- John Boulton, Manager, Technical Strategy, Executive, ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
- Alistair Townsend, Consultant, Wilks Head & Eve
- John Berry, Head of Three Yearly Revaluations, Valuation Office Agency
- Blake Penfold BSc FRICS MCIArb, Business Rates Consultant, Blake Penfold Consultancy
- Krista Fieldhouse, Partner, Gerald Eve LLP
- Richard New BA (Hons), Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP
- Peter McCrea FRICS FCIArb, Surveyor Member, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)
- Jon Bestow IRRV (Hons), Registrar & Chief Clerk, Valuation Tribunal for England
- Mark Higgin BSc (Hons) FRICS FIRRV, Partner, Montagu Evans LLP
- Dan Kolinsky QC, Barrister, Landmark Chambers
Welcome & Introduction from Conference Chairman - Josh Myerson, Vice President, Rating Surveyors Association, and Head of Rating, Montagu Evans
Rating Legislation, and Rating in a Tax Context
Update and Review of Rating Policy
- Past reviews have we had in the past 10 years, what makes this last year potentially different?
- The report from the Treasury Select committee
- The Scottish Barclay Review and its implementation
- Welsh divergence
- Election promises from manifesto to reality?
Business Rates in the Tax Context
- HMRC stats, other material in the public domain
- How does rating fill the treasury pot and its contribution to the overall tax base
- The impact of tax of business
Funding Local Government
- The funding settlement
- The powers
- Managing discretionary relief
- Issues faced by Local authorities
- What the future holds for them
- Third party inclusion
- Protecting revenues
- Changing behaviours between 2010 and 2017 Lists
- The drive towards billing authorities wanting their own valuation services
- The impact of the NHS case
Delivering Revaluation 2021 and Three Yearly Revaluations - The Mechanics, The Practicalities
- 2021 - Update
- 2021 - What's left for the VOA to do?
- Life in a 3 year cycle
- A flash review of past schemes, strengths, weaknesses and unintended consequences
- So what of the 2021 Transition scheme?
- Leftfield options
- Self funded, extra funding
- Who are the likely winners and losers this time round?
- What do the retailers get?
Preparing for the 2017 End of List Provisions
- When will the 2017 list close?
- When are the last dates for submitting Checks, Challenges and Appeals?
- Rights to CCA if no longer an Interested Person
Question and Answer Session
Rating Best Practice
- The new UT Practice Directions
- What the legislation requires for 2017 appeals
- Varying expectations between VT and UT
- RICS Expert Witness professional statements
- Contingency fees
- Does all the above serve to frustrate the needs and interests of the client?
- Managing Clients in the new world