Workshops Coming Up....

An Introduction To Housing Benefit & Council Tax Reduction (2-Day Workshop)

London 

Tue. & Wed., 24th & 25th September.

Kingsley Holborn Thistle Hotel.     

(Near The British Museum). 


Leeds 

Tue. & Wed., 1st & 2nd October.  

City Centre Hotel Venue.


Workshop Fee: £490 + VAT.    4th Place Free on same date & venue.

Contact us for availabity of dates for In-House Workshops.


For many years our "Introduction To Housing Benefit & CTR" Workshop in London has been very well received by all those attending, as either new starters to the benefits world, or simply wanting a refresher course on all the key issues. 

Find out more ABOUT THE INTRODUCTION TO HB WORKSHOP

Benefits & Social Housing Advice For EU Nationals

 New course.   (Contact us for availability of dates for our In-House Workshops.) 

This Workshop Is Being Kept Under Constant Review And Will Reflect The Latest Government Position At The time!

 

London -  Wed., 11th September.   

Leeds - Wed., 18th September.

Birmingham - Tue., 24th September.

Cardiff - Tue., 15th October.

Glasgow - Wed., 13th November.

City Centre Hotel Venues.


Workshop Fee: £280 + VAT.    4th Place Free on same date & venue.


Contact us for availability of dates for this Workshop In-House, as well as our comprehensive 2-Day In-House "Benefits For Persons From Abroad" Workshops.

    

 The new Prime Minister is adamant that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October 2019, with or without a ‘Deal’. Where does this leave EU citizens and their family members?  What rights will they have to access public services including means tested benefits from November?

The programme delivered on the day will incorporate any new developments 

occurring in the meantime, such as any new Brexit issues. (Including a helpful Desk Top Aid.)  

Find out more ABOUT THE BENEFITS FOR EU NATIONALS WORKSHOP

Housing Benefit Appeals & First Tier Tribunals (With A Focus On 'Overpayments' Issues)

A Good Practice Workshop With A Focus On 'HB Overpayments' Issues 

New course.  (Contact us for availability of dates for our In-House Workshops.)


Bristol -  Thur.,  3rd October.   

Manchester - Wed., 6th November.

Glasgow - Thur., 14th November.

London - Tue., 19th November.

City Centre Hotel Venues.


Workshop Fee: £280 + VAT.    4th Place Free on same date & venue.


Overpayments remain the most common HB appeal subject matter. This workshop provides an introduction/refresher to the general principles of appeal submission writing, coupled with detailed analysis of the issues arising in overpayment appeals. We look at how to make sure you have your “ducks in a row” – the adjudication history clearly established; and we look at some of the most frequent issues arising in overpayment appeals – undisclosed capital, undisclosed partners, undisclosed earnings, use of third party evidence. The workshop will be most useful for local authority officers involved with appeals.

Find out more about the HB APPEALS WORKSHOP

Housing Benefit & Supported Accommodation: Key Issues For Local Authorities

New course.   (Contact us for availability of dates for our In-House Workshops.)


Birmingham -  Thur., 12th September.   

Leeds - Thur., 19th September.

London - Tue., 1st October.

Cardiff - Wed., 16th October.

City Centre Hotel Venues.


Workshop Fee: £280 + VAT.    4th Place Free on same date & venue.


This huge and complex topic generates an ever-increasing amount of enquiries in the Zebra Training postbox and on discussion forums. This Workshop looks specifically at four frequently recurring key issues that are raised: 

  •  Registered housing associations: Rent Officer referral, rent restrictions, subsidy;
  •  Lease charges payable to property owners;
  •  The landlord’s support role alongside a commissioned care provider in “supported living” schemes;
  •  And following on from the third issue above, identifying the eligible and ineligible proportions of staff costs.

FIND OUT MORE about the supported housing workshop

Universal Credit - Resolving Complex Cases

New course.   (Contact us for availability of dates for our In-House Workshops.)


Birmingham -  Thur., 12th September.   

Leeds - Thur., 19th September.

London - Tue., 1st October.

Cardiff - Wed., 16th October.

City Centre Hotel Venues.


Workshop Fee: £280 + VAT.    4th Place Free on same date & venue.


A Training Workshop for local authority HB staff and those who give benefits advice to claimants. Local authorities and social landlords are now acquainted with the general principles of Universal Credit; but the long, slow transitional period in which UC and legacy benefits co-exist continues to throw up difficult cases. This Workshop highlights the most frequently encountered tricky problems and suggests workable solutions.


The programme for this Workshop is kept constantly under review and the day will reflect the most up-to-date UC news and information, with any newly emerging issues also included. The Workshop is presented by Peter Barker, who is widely known for his knowledge, expertise and training in all aspects of Housing Benefits and the Welfare Reform Programme. 


Find out more about the UNIVERSAL CREDIT workshop

Housing Benefit Adjudication & Effective Dates - Revision, Supersession & Getting The Dates Right!

 New course.   (Contact us for availability of dates for our In-House Workshops.)


London - Thur., 17th October.

City Centre Hotel Venue.


Workshop Fee: £280 + VAT.    4th Place Free on same date & venue.


A Workshop that combines an analysis of the mechanics of HB adjudication (revision, supersession, grounds and time limits) with a closer look at the correct effective date from which to apply a superseding decision in a range of situations.


Find out more about the hb adjudication workshop

Housing benefit For Small Business Owners

We have two full-day Workshops covering this wide area of Benefit regulations.

  (Contact us for availability of dates for our In-House Workshops.)


(2-Day Workshop - However, bookings can also be taken for just either day if this is required).    

"Self-Employed" - London -  Wed., 30th October.   

"Company Directors" - London - Thur., 31st October.

City Centre Hotel Venue. 


This two-day Workshop combines two of the subjects found most difficult by benefits practitioners and advisers: Self-Employment and Small Company Owners (Directors). People who run their own small business through either of these models may appear at first sight to be the same for all practical purposes … but when it comes to tax, NI and benefits there are some very important differences. Here is an opportunity to tackle both small business models in a single event spanning two days, with integrated notes ensuring that the two “halves” are compatible.


We have two full-day Workshops covering this wide area of Benefit regulations.  Offered as a 2-day Workshop for a comprehensive coverage of this important topic, but you can attend either or both Workshops depending on your training needs.  

Often booked as a comprehensive 2-Day In-House Workshop Programme. 

Housing Benefit For The Self-Employed

 "Self-Employed" - London -  Wed., 30th October.    

Central London Hotel Venue.

    

 Workshop Fee: £280 + VAT.    (Attend "Company Directors" as well on the following day for a discounted fee of £470 + VAT for the 2 days.) 

4th Place Free when booking 3 places on the same 1-Day course, or the 2-day course.


How to calculate income and capital for benefit claimants who work for themselves as a self-employed sole trader.  A Workshop increasingly being requested to cover this growing topic. 

Find out more

Housing Benefit For Small Business Owners (Limited Company Directors)

 "Company Directors" - London - Thur., 31st October.

City Centre Hotel Venue.     


 Workshop Fee: £280 + VAT.    (Attend "Self-Employed" as well on the previous day for a discounted fee of £470 + VAT for the 2 days.)

4th Place Free when booking 3 places on the same 1-Day course, or the 2-day course.


One of our most asked about areas of Housing Benefit has been how to calculate income and capital for claimants who work for a company in which they own a significant shareholding – namely people who have set up their own ‘limited company’ that is often just a small business enterprise run from home. This Workshop looks in detail specifically at the issues involved when assessing or advising on housing benefit claims from people who set up their small business and become ‘company directors’.

Council Tax For Advisors

An Overview Of The Council Tax System For Front Line Workers Providing Council Tax Information

New course.   (Contact us for availability of dates for our In-House Workshops.)


London -  Thur.,  7th November.   

City Centre Hotel Venue. 


A new Workshop looking specifically at Council Tax issues, providing an overview of the key aspects for front line workers responsible for giving information and advice on this are of work.


A more comprehensive 2-day version is also available for organisations wishing to make In-House course bookings.