5.00 - 5.30 pm Tea or coffee with biscuits on arrival

5.30 – 7.00 pm First Session

7.00 – 7.30 pm Hot Supper with bar available

7.30 – 9.00 pm Second Session – bar available afterwards in hotel

Monday 17th September

Chair: Peter Williams, Michelmores

The Surveyor as Expert Witness (Carrie DeSilva, Harper Adams University)

The Surveyor as Advocate (Philip Meade, DM Property Consultants)

Evidence and the Surveyor (Brian Aikman – FBC Manby Bowdler)

Monday 24th September

Chair: Christine Baggot, Bagshaws

Estate Compliance (Steve Paylor and Collegues, NFU)

Compliance for the Chartered Surveyor (Peter Dixon, RICS)

A regulatory surveyor with the RICS.  Peter is part of a small team that ensures firms of Chartered Surveyors comply with the Red Book, other RICS Regulations and Ethics. He will concentrate on the Red Book home Buyer and Building Surveys, conflicts of interest and client money traps.

GDPR (Karen Harrison, Knights)

Monday 1st October

Chair: Roger Plowden

Brexit Scenarios: An Impact Assessment, Fit for the Future Toolkit (Sarah Baker, AHDB)

A tool for farmers to run their own data to see how they will be affected by the Brexit scenarios

Brexit Scenarios: NFU perspective (Rebecca Hesketh, NFU)

Grants and Public Money for Public Benefit (Jim Egan, The Game Conservancy Trust)

Monday 8th October

Chair: Geoff Sansome, Natural England

An Overview of Farming in the Future (Michael Seals MBE, Animal Health and Welfare Board for England)

Michael  is Chairman of Animal Health and Welfare Board for England and Wales which is the primary source of information on Animal Welfare matters for DEFRA.  Michael is also Chairman of the National Fallen Stock Company, an experienced business owner and non-executive Chairman and Board Member as well as farming in his own right.  He will give an overview of agriculture as he sees the future post BREXIT.)

Topical Matters affecting Surveyors (Jeremy Moody, Secretary and Adviser to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers CAAV)

A renowned speaker, Jeremy will provide a topical and insightful update on all matters of relevance to the Rural Survey.

Chair: Niall Blackie

How to Brexit Proof your Business (Martin Dobinson and the Team at Saffery Champness)

The final night is an evening with Saffery Champness, a leading national firm of accountants.  Martyn Dobinson will lead a team of partners and directors from their London, Bristol and Manchester Offices.  The topics they are going to cover will be:

  1. IHT Update with a review of recent cases, with particular reference to APR/BPR.
  2. CGT update again updating recent cases and changes to payment of CGT for residential properties, investors relief, changes for non-residents.
  3. Employment Tax Update to include termination payments, off payroll working, auto enrolment and job related accommodation benefits
  4. VAT update to include making VAT digital and the consultation on the VAT/TO threshold
  5. Making tax digital and cloud accounting
  6. Geopolitical and domestic update and potential tax impact to include BREXIT and potential change of government

Rural Faculty Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors West Midlands Region

Midland Counties and West Midlands Group