The Forum is designed to provide local authorities with an opportunity to meet and discuss the key issues impacting the collection of local taxes and non-domestic rates. The Forum also looks at the innovative debt recovery approaches which are being taken in other local authority areas in the UK and in the private sector.
The Forum’s aim is to share ideas, knowledge and experiences and to help our local authorities’ clients to improve their debt recovery approaches, processes and techniques.
With comment and presentations from Walker Love’s partners and a selection of guest speakers, the Forum takes place on a regular basis at a convenient central Scotland location.
The most recent Forum focused on the outcome of the consultation on Bankruptcy Law Reform and the potential impact of the issues arising from the impending Universal Credit legislation and implementation in 2013.
The speakers included:
- Claire Orr, AiB Executive Director of Policy and Compliance
- Robin Haynes, Local Government Division, Scottish Government
- Peter Meehan, Local Authority benefit and taxation consultant
If you would like to find out more about taking part in future forums please contact Chris Bell, Partner in the first instance.