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The role of Sundry Debt and Miscellaneous Income in the Reform of Local Government

Thanks to the age of austerity, reduced government grants, council tax capping, the reduction in the number of chargeable services and a £3.3bn reduction in government funding next year, every penny counts. This blog covers some key insights from Ian Ferguson at Durham County Council on the need for Councils to focus on additional revenue streams to help reform Local Government. Read More...

The Future of Council Tax and use of discretion

How can the use of discretionary housing payments be used to support the collection of Council Tax in the long term? What changes might we see to Council Tax collection in the future? This blog highlights some observations and insights from both Cheshire West and the City of London Corporation. Read More...

What to expect from the Business Rates Revaluation

This blog provides an update of where the VOA are currently at with their business rates revaluation and what the upcoming deadlines are for completion. We also hear how the roll out in Northern Ireland went and some key outcomes from that implementation. Read More...

How are Councils coping with Universal Credit and Welfare Reform?

This blogs provides an overview from the DWP, Hackney LBC and Croydon LBC on where they are with the roll out of universal credit and welfare reform. Providing some key insights and challenges being faced, this article was put together based on sessions presented at this years IRRV annual conference in Telford. Read More...

The Future of Business Rates Retention

The Chancellor's announcement that Councils can retain up to 100% of business rates by 2020, came the day before the IRRV's annual conference, this blog captures some of the initial reactions to that news from speakers and their insights into what this could potentially mean for Councils in future. Read More...

Business Rates Valuation Appeals & BADAS Act 2014 Legislative Update

Business rates valuation appeals are currently under scrutiny in Scotland to identify if there is a better way to manage the process. This blog article covers some of the feedback given on the topic following a consultation carried out by the Scottish Government as well as a review of the BADAS Act 2014 and the implications of it following it's roll out last year. Read More...

Tackling Local Authority Challenges with Innovation & Leadership

Councils face a number of challenges in delivering services against a backdrop of funding cuts, roll out of welfare reform and higher citizen expectations. It will take great leadership and innovation to successfully meet these challenges head on, our blog provides some insights on who is doing what - taken from sessions at this years IRRV Scottish conference. Read More...

An Update on Universal Credit & Welfare Reform

This blog focuses on the impact of welfare reform and universal credit on Councils and looks at how far down the process they are in rolling it out. It also looks at the challenges they are facing when dealing with recovery and collection and supporting customers through the process. Taken from sessions at the IRRV Crieff event, find out what colleagues had to say on the topic. Read More...
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