Fraud Issues - London & HC Association Meeting monday 4th August

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Fraud Issues - London & HC Association Meeting monday 4th August

I am pleased to let you know that we have arranged a presentation by Rachael Tiffin, the head of the new CIPFA Counter Fraud Unit and former Deputy Director of the National Fraud Authority who will talk to us about:

•             CIPFA’s work in Counter Fraud outside of Benefits

•             Central government funding and bidding

•             And lead a discussion on fraud in Council Tax and Business Rates.

As is customary, the meeting is free to members of IRRV and CIPFA, the charge for non-members is £30.00.

Venue is CIPFA HQ 3 Robert Street, London WC2N 6RL on 4th August 4.00pm

http://www.cipfa.org/services/counter-fraud-centre

Please email me if you would like to reserve a place.

Paul McDermott

Hon. Secretary

p.mcdermott@informcpi.com

 

 

IRRV London & Home Counties Summer BBQ & Party - Thursday 18th September

On Thursday 18th September we will be holding our annual summer BBQ and disco on board HMS President, moored in the City of London , amongst all the famous landmarks, and with spectacular panoramic city views. Free bar to a limit and a disco until late. The party will start at 6pm. Thanks to the support of Equita, tickets are heavily discounted and if the previous events are the benchmark, you will be assured of a great evening – especially if the warm weather continues. Dress code is casual and tickets are only £25. 

On the same day (and at the same venue), we shall also be holding our next Association meeting commencing at 4:00pm, when we shall be discussing the latest developments in the Enforcement Industry - further details will be issued soon. 

To book tickets for the party or to attend the meeting please contact: Paul McDermott at p.mcdermott@informcpi.com or Phil Black at pblack@westminster.gov.uk


New London & Home Counties President - Allan Clark

At the recent AGM, Allan Clark, Subsidy & Complinace Manager for Elevate East London was elected as President of the IRRV London and Home Counties Association.

Allan writes ......Firstly I am honoured to be the incoming President of the London and Home Counties Association, this association has a strong executive committee who as a group have significantly contributed to our profession over the years.  In my year as President I will therefore be looking to maintain our past successes and ensure our members have a varied and enjoyable programme of events throughout the year.   As a committee we discuss topical issues and attempt to put on briefings and events which we believe you will be interested in.  However if any of our association members have any ideas or thoughts around areas they would like to see covered at future briefings I would welcome your comments.  In keeping with the tradition of this association I feel I must also set myself a personal challenge in hope of raising a good sum of money for charity.  My chosen charity is MacMillan Cancer Support and I will be taking part in a cycling event, I am relatively new to cycling so still trying to work out what event my abilities will handle and what level of training will be required.  I do plan on keeping some form of journal of my progress from training to the event so stay tuned, more to follow…….


London & Home Counties Golf Day - Monday 22nd September

Another great summer of exceptional sporting challenges continues with the Annual London & Home Counties Association golf tournament taking place on Monday 22nd September 2014.  

Since the tournament’s inception ten years ago, the day has continued to be generously sponsored by  Equita, Newlyn plc and Phoenix Commercial Collections Ltd so that entry is only £40.00 which includes green fees, breakfast on arrival at 9:30am, dinner (smart casual attire) and trophies. The format is individual stableford scores using full handicap (max 24).

Once again the event will take place at the South Hertfordshire Golf Club's Vardon course. I am informed that there have been some interesting alterations made to the course earlier this year The club is located in Totteridge North London and the course is renowned for its relatively small, often sloping greens, and the undulating nature of the land place a premium on intelligent shot placement. This, together with putting surfaces which are amongst the best in the south of England is why South Herts. has regularly been chosen as an Open Championship pre-qualifying venue and for the London & Home Counties tournament.

If you would like to join us, it is essential that you book a place urgently, please contact our own Tour Maker Andy Cummins on 07841 995732 or by email andy.cummins@phoenixcommercial.co.uk

Competition for the sponsors prize will be also hotly contested once again this year, with the holder, Paul Sharpe in training to try to keep his hands on the trophy. The Association’s grateful thanks go to each of the long-time supporters Equita, Newlyn PLC and Phoenix Commercial Collections Ltd for agreeing to continue to sponsor this event.


London & Home Counties Presidents

The full list of past Presidents and Chairs of the London & Home Counties Assocation can be found here

Association Newsletter - September 2013

The latest issue of the Assocaition newsletter is now availiable. If anyone has any comments on the newsletter (good or bad) or ideas for future issues please contact nick.rowe@hounslow.gov.uk

Slides - The Latest Issues Affecting Business Rates

On 16th December L&HC heald a meeting on the Current Rating Issues (incl. Autumn Statement changes).

Presentations were made by

Christopher Grose, Carla-Maria Heath, Gordon Heath, & Geoff Fisher. Copies are availible to download now.


Officers

  • President & Treasurer
    Allan Clark MSc, FIRRV, MCMI
  • Vice President
    Dominic Cain IRRV (Hons), MBA
  • Immediate Past President
    David Graaff IRRV (Hons), MCIP, MBA
  • Secretary

    Paul McDermott FIRRV & National Council Member

  • Assistant Secretary
    Nick Rowe IRRV (Hons) & National Council Member
  • Executive Committee Members

    Geoff Fisher FRICS DIP(Rating) IRRV (Hons),

    Carla-Maria Heath BA, IRRV (Hons)

    * Gordon Heath BSc, IRRV (Hons)

    Phil Black IRRV (Hons)

    Andy Cummins Tech IRRV, DMS

    Bola Odunsi IRRV (Hons)

    Roy Tilbury IRRV (Hons)

    Chris Boylett IRRV Tech,

    Matt Kelly IRRV Tech,

    Dharsh Chander IRRV (Hons),

    Steve Wells IRRV (Hons)

    Chris Grose IRRV (Hons)

    * Louise Freeth IRRV (Hons)

    National Council member