Autumn meeting – 16th January 2015 – Swale House, Sittingbourne
UPDATED: Our next meeting will take place on Friday 16th January 2015 and our speakers will be Paul McDermott from Analyse Local, and David Magor Chief Executive of the IRRV, discussing Business Rates Retention Appeals. David will also be discussing business rates and the autumn statement.
This is a subject that may also be of interest to your Finance colleagues so please invite anyone who may be interested in attending.
The meeting will be held at Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3HT – from 1.30pm for a 2pm start
Tea, coffee and cakes will be available before the meeting starts. Please can one person from each authority/organisation let Zoe Kent or another member of the executive know how many people from your organisation will be attending.
Our next meeting will be a chance to attend a questions and answers session covering the enforcement reforms that came in to effect from April 2014. Chris Rundle of Rundle & Co has very kindly offered to come along and talk to us about this subject.
Our first meeting for 2014/15 will take place at Swale Borough Council (Swale House, Sittingbourne) and will be an opportunity to hear from Alan Sullivan, management consultant with the DWP’s Housing Benefit Delivery Division. The subjects will be ‘overpayments moving forward to Universal Credit’ and ‘the merits of risk based verification with e-claim forms'.
If you have never been to a local meeting, now's the time to support your local association - provide us with your contact details and come along. Our Association meetings are open to everyone, they are good training, good fun and our guest speakers are of the highest quality. Presentations are on the most current, topical issues around Revenues, Benefits and Valuation.
We are always looking for new ideas for meetings, if you have an idea for a meeting for our agenda next year, we would love to hear from you.
We very much look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
South Eastern Association Executive Team