Housing costs reform (including the bedroom tax & the benefit cap)

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Further to the changes to the local housing allowance introduced over the last couple of years, the government's latest welfare reforms - including the bedroom tax and the household benefit cap - are having a significant impact on the amount of help that low income claimants can get towards their rent. In addition, as universal credit roll outs, the new benefit will begin to replace housing benefit for working age claimants (and the help available towards mortgage costs), a transition that is likely to take some years to complete.

To help you steer a course through the changes, our new full day course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the reforms, and an understanding of the impact they will have on the help that low income claimants can get towards their housing costs.

Our course covers -

Under-occupation in social housing properties (the 'bedroom tax') | the household benefit cap | the impact on housing benefit of the introduction of universal credit | how help with housing costs - both rent and mortgage liabilities - will be delivered through universal credit | how pensioners will access help with their rent once housing benefit is abolished

By the end of the course you will -

Related courses:

Universal credit | ESA and the Work Capability Assessment | Personal independence payment

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