Course: Assessing Claims of Housing Benefit for Company Directors

Learn to confidently process claims of Housing Benefit for company directors

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 will I 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.

Who should take this course?

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.

Course prices

  • Classroom
  • £1195
    per day (plus VAT)
  • 1-day course held on your premises - up to 12 people

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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