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London Technology Showcase

Maximising Council Tax and Business Rates Income

The Event:
This showcase has been designed to share the latest technology developments available to help drive up Council revenues and share best practice on who is doing what in this area.

Date:          Tuesday 06 February 2018
Venue:       St Paul’s Cathedral, London
Timings:    10.30 to 15.30


With an emphasis on property inspections, small business rates relief and gaining key insights into business rate payers, hear from industry experts and peers on how, through data collaboration traditional data silos can be broken down and information can be used to maximise revenues.

Who should attend and why:
Managers and Leaders within Finance, Revenues and Benefits teams. Find out what your colleagues are doing to meet and exceed collection targets. Understand more about the latest technology developments and how technology is supporting the ‘do more with less’ digital agenda.

The Programme:
10.30  Refreshments & Registration

11.00  Chairs Welcome and Opening Address
Destin Solutions

11.05  Boosting Collections using the Aspire Property Inspection Solution
Julie Smethurst, Revenues Manager, Preston and Lancaster Shared Service (PALSS)
Find out how PALSS have revolutionised their property inspections with the implementation of an automated inspection and workflow system. Giving Property Inspectors more control of their workload and accountability of their time the solution provides more informed data so that a more targeted approach to visits can be achieved to maximise the tax base and combat rate avoidance.

11.35  Tackling Fraud in Small Business Rates Relief
Duncan Baxter, Director, Destin Solutions
Authorities could be losing out on thousands of pounds due to false claims made for small business rates relief. In response, Destin Solutions have created a central database and case referral system called HUB, designed to identify instances of potential SBRR fraud and alert local authorities to this. This session will provide some key highlights of this latest technology development.

11.55  Chairs closing remarks, observations and questions
Destin Solutions

12.00  Refreshments & Product Showcase Demo’s
See some of the latest technology solutions for Revenues and Benefits in action.

Demo Station 1: HUB – Small Business Rates Relief Tracker and Aspire Property Inspection Module– hosted by Duncan Baxter

Demo Station 2: VISION – Management reporting tools – hosted by Linda Price

Demo Station 3 : Ascendant – In-depth data & ongoing analysis of commercial entities – hosted by Darren Kelk

13.00  Lunch and Networking

13.45  St Pauls Cathedral Tour
Experience a guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral providing an overview of the Cathedral’s history and gain exclusive access into parts of the Cathedral not usually open to the public.

14.45  Refreshments & Product Showcase Demo’s
If you missed out on any of the product demo’s prior to lunch, or want a more in-depth look at the technology, this is your chance to catch up with our product demonstrators.

15.30  Event Close

*** Please note there is limited availability for this complimentary event and priority will be given to early registrations. This event is for Revenues & Benefits staff within UK local authorities and Destin Solutions reserve the right to refuse registrations if necessary in order to protect commercial interests. ***


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