Workshops Coming Up....

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

London (Extra Date) -  Tuesday & Wednesday, 5th & 6th June. 

Kingsley Holborn Thistle Hotel,  (Holborn / Bloomsbury - Near the British Museum.)

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. 

Housing Benefit Advice & Social Housing For EEA Nationals: Current Rules & A Look To After Brexit

London - Monday, 18th June, 2018.

Kingsley Holborn Thistle Hotel,  (Holborn / Bloomsbury - Near the British Museum.)   

Birmingham - Wednesday, 27th June, 2018.    

City Centre Hotel Venue.  

Leeds - Tuesday, 17th July, 2018.  

City Centre Hotel Venue.   


Constantly being updated with all the very latest information!  The UK will leave the EU in 2019, but in the meantime European citizens in the UK continue to have access to benefits and social housing as long as they have a “right to reside” in the UK. It remains vitally important for decision makers, advisors and social landlords to stay on top of this complex and ever-evolving subject. This Workshop is suitable for people who need a working knowledge of how European claimants and their family members can access means-tested benefits and give appropriate advice to claimants without necessarily having to consult complex source material or compile legal submissions. Ideal for benefits assessors, social housing allocation officers, homelessness officers, income management and customer contact staff involved in benefits advice.  (Including a helpful Desk Top Aid.)  

Housing Benefit Appeals & Preparing For Tribunals

London - Tuesday, 12th June, 2018.   

Kingsley Holborn Thistle Hotel,  (Holborn / Bloomsbury - Near the British Museum.)

Birmingham – Tuesday, 26th June, 2018.

City Centre Hotel Venue.

Our comprehensive ‘HB Appeals’ Workshop is aimed at both local authority Benefits staff and those representing claimants in HB appeals who prepare and/or present HB appeal cases. Delegates should have a reasonable knowledge of HB generally, but the content is suitable for both new and experienced staff involved in the appeals process.

Housing Benefit & Supported Accommodation: A Guide To Supported Accommodation Case Work

London - Tuesday, 13th November, 2018. 

Kingsley Holborn Thistle Hotel,  (Holborn / Bloomsbury - Near the British Museum.)

A completely revised Workshop for 2018 now aimed specifically just at staff from Local Authorities. (We now offer an alternative programme that is more focussed on the issues of importance to providers of supported accommodation -  e.g. Housing Association staff).  Supported accommodation continues to generate complex and time-consuming case work for local authorities. This Workshop looks at the process of deciding whether supported accommodation schemes fall within the “exempt accommodation” definition and, if they do, establishing whether charges are reasonable. The target audience for the Workshop are Local Authority HB decision makers, as the focus is on case work and prevention of abuse.

Universal Credit - Transition From Live To Full Service

Autumn Dates to be announced shortly. 

Please contact us for dates to book an In-house Workshop.

The accelerated roll-out of “full service” UC from October 2017 presents considerable challenges to local authorities, social landlords and other stakeholders.  Our new Workshop provides the very latest information about Universal Credit for local authorities, social landlords and advisors, looking at the issues presented by the transition from live to full service. (Please Note that f you require this Workshop inhouse we now have very few dates remaining before September).

Housing Benefit For Students

An often confusing topic for people, this Workshop looks at how to calculate income and capital for benefit claimants who work for themselves as a self-employed sole trader.   

(For further details download the programme below.)

Housing Benefit Entitlements For Students

London - Thursday, 6th September.

Ask any HB assessor to name the types of case they find most difficult and “students” is sure to feature!  The most intimidating aspect of a student HB assessment is how to deal with student income – the arrangements for student finance have changed so often in the last few years that it can be difficult to keep up. A Training Workshop which gives delegates a chance to catch up with the treatment of students in the HB scheme, including the correct calculation of current sources of student income.

(For further details download the programme below.)

Further Topics for Regional Workshop dates to be announced shortly.