The 21st National Rating Day - Virtual Seminars
The National Rating Day has come of age – 21 years in the making. It remains the largest rating event in the calendar. This year the event will continue to look at the here and now, policy and reform; and best and effective practice. With the success of session 1, we now move to session 2, which can be booked below.
|8 June 2021||Virtual Conference - Session 1|
|17 June 2021||Virtual Conference - Session 2|
Note: All prices are to be paid in GBP and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate
Last year, the National Rating Day took place under the shadow of COVID. As we move from that world to a new reality, we do so in a new shadow, that of the fundamental review of the rating system. Little can be said on the Review until its published (and we will bring you a dedicated event for that), but there is much for the 2021 Rating Day to focus upon:
- Rating became a valuable means to provide financial support for a great number of businesses during the COVID crisis. Even now, circa 50% of the taxable base receive a business rate holiday. Some ratepayers may be able to claim a Material Change of Circumstances, others may not. Where do your clients fall?
- What are the building blocks for Reval 2023 and its AVD?
- What is the change with transition and multipliers?
- Mitigation and empty rates
- All change in VT hearings
- The decisions from the Valuation Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal
- Tim Johnson BSc (Hons) MRICS, Senior Director, CBRE, Vice President, The Rating Surveyors' Association
- Helen Zammit-Willson MRICS Dip.Rating IRRV (Hons), Director - National Valuation Unit, Valuation Office Agency
- Michael Pearce, Head of Litigation & Technical Policy, National Specialists Unit, Chief Valuer Group, Valuation Office Agency
- Blake Penfold BSc FRICS MCIArb, Business Rates Consultant, Blake Penfold Consultancy
- Roger Cohen, Senior Counsel, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, London
- Alistair Townsend, Principal, Alistair Townsend, Consultant, Wilks Head & Eve
- Victoria Boateng, Partner - Head of Landlord Rating, Montagu Evans LLP
SESSION 2 - THURSDAY 17 JUNE
Welcome & Introduction from the Conference Chair - Tim Johnson
- What does the Bill say?
- “no account is to be taken of any matter (whether arising before or after the passing of this Act) that is directly or indirectly attributable to coronavirus” except for specified circumstances.” Does that mean all COVID MCCs are holed below the waterline?
- Revoking the current SI – what will that mean?
- The conflict between the 2017 and 2023 Lists
Liabilities - Blake Penfold
- The annual budget statements from March 2021
- Rate holidays
- Multipliers and Transition
- Hurstwood Properties (A) Ltd and others (Respondents) v Rossendale Borough Council has been handed down
- Other key court decisions
- How will this now dictate mitigation strategies deployed by ratepayers and their advisors?