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For more information or to register your interest email hfo2018@ior.org.uk

Speakers, IIR, IOR and IRC members will receive reduced registration rates. A discounted student rate will be available for those studying for a first degree or postgraduate qualification.

What will be included in the registration fee?

Full conference delegates: The conference proceedings, a data stick of all papers, short courses and workshops, a choice of technical tour,  welcome reception on the 2nd September, conference dinner on the 3rd September, lunches and refreshment breaks on the 3rd and 4th September.

Day Delegates: 1 day of conference proceeding, a data stick of all papers, lunch and refreshment breaks. Day delegates packages will not include the conference dinner this will be an optional extra.

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Accompanying persons programme

An informal programme for accompanying persons will be organised subject to interest and tailored to the requirements of those taking part. Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city and has much to offer. Visitors can choose from museums, historic walking trails, art galleries, visitor attractions, excellent shopping facilities and world class restaurants.

The accompanying person’s package will include a welcome pack and access to the social programme of the conference. On the 2nd September you will attend the conference welcome reception. This is an informal event where you can meet others attending the conference and on the evening of the 3rd September you will join the conference dinner.

Please be aware accommodation, entry fees additional transport costs and meal are extra

I am an international delegate, why do I need to pay VAT?

Conferences that take place in the UK are liable for UK VAT as they are classed under VAT legislation as 'services' and therefore VAT is chargeable at source. Overseas delegates must pay the VAT charged on their invoice initially but may be able  to claim the VAT back from the UK VAT office. For information on reclaiming VAT see Notice no 723 which can be obtained from www.hmrc.gov.uk 

Further guidance can be found below.

Delegates from the EU: https://www.gov.uk/vat-eu-businesses-buying-in-the-uk-and-the-vat-refund-scheme

Delegates based outside the EU: https://www.gov.uk/vat-refunds-for-non-eu-businesses-visiting-the-uk