Assessing Housing Benefit Claims for Company Directors

Delivered Live Online

Next Running

22 April 2021 - SOLD OUT
new date: TBC


One day course


Delivered live online by a trainer


£195 plus VAT

Assessing Housing Benefit Claims for Company Directors

Course Outline

Learn the complex laws relating to claims of housing benefit for company directors.

This course will give you the knowledge to confidently and accurately process these specific types of claims. This course focuses strongly on the practical day-to-day issues faced by Housing Benefit staff. This specialist training is written by our experts, with over 25 years of experience in local authority legislation.

What you'll learn:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain and understand the differences between company owners and sole traders.
  • Calculate different kinds income from minimum income awards to shared dividends.
  • Value capital and understand how it should be treated in an award.
  • Decide when to use notional earnings.
  • Understand balance sheets and how to value company assets.
  • Deal with companies in receivership and administration.
  • Understand whether any rent charges to companies by their directors should be included in the Housing Benefit award.

This Company Directors and Housing Benefit live online course is available as a scheduled course or on demand for your organisation only. Each course will be delivered with a maximum of 12 delegates.

Who's it for?

There are no formal requirements. This course is suitable for anyone looking to develop their skills in assessing claims of housing benefit for company directors.

How it's delivered: 

This course is delivered ‘live online’ with a trainer and can be accessed via a PC, Mac or Tablet. With live online, you can interact, ask questions and practice new skills – all without leaving your desk! Perfect for dispersed teams working from home.  


The scheduled course costs £195 plus VAT per delegate. If you book four places or more, you get 20% off the total price.   

Please get in touch for a quote if you would like to book this live online course for your organisation only.

Course Content

  • Terminology for self-employed/directors/owners
  • Earnings, capital, share dividends and assets
  • Creation of a private company
  • Using employees to reduce business profit
  • Notional income – when/how to apply
  • Tangible assets, those classed as goodwill
  • Interpreting and identifying incomes
  • Accounting methods to reduce tax liability
  • Why shares are formed and how they are used
  • B2B rental charges
  • Business used as a landlord to create liability