Clare Lennard-Watts

Clare Lennard-Watts

Associate Director

One Guildhall Square,
Southampton,
SO14 7FP

T: 023 8021 0689
M: 07471 148398

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Clare is Head of the Rate Account Management Service in Southampton which includes the operational delivery of the Client Monies function for business rates. She also works closely with the Valuation, Empty Rates Mitigation and Historic Audit teams to minimise client’s rate liability.

Clare’s career started in 2006 in Local Government, where she was part of the management team for the Revenues and Benefits service at Portsmouth City Council. She was appointed Assistant Manager for Local Taxation in July 2014 and responsible for the legislative and technical functions of the revenues team, with particular regard to rating and recovery. Clare also represented the local authority at both Magistrates Court hearings and Valuation Tribunals, which included compiling the evidence and case documents and reviewing the authority’s strategic response.

Clare was instrumental in the delivery of many change management programmes at Portsmouth City Council and the enhancing of the revenues service in terms of processes and procedures. Clare pioneered business rate legislation and best practice training at Portsmouth City Council, developing training manuals and documents and delivering sessions to revenues staff.

During her time at Portsmouth City Council, Clare achieved professional qualifications with the IRRV in both Level 3 Technician and Diploma.

Clare Lennard-Watts

Associate Director

One Guildhall Square,
Southampton,
SO14 7FP

T: 023 8021 0689
M: 07471 148398

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