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When everyone has a home

Housing and debt helpline for Northern Ireland – 028 9024 5640

Belfast - Housing Rights
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
3.0hrs CPD

10% off - discount applied at checkout or contact training@housingrights.org.uk to book. 

Despite no functioning NI Assembly, there have been important policy and case law developments in housing in the last year.  This essential half day seminar will provide you with the must have information on key housing policy and case law developments. 

It will look at:

Main Consultation Responses

  • Prisons 2020
  • Civil Justice Review
  • Breathing Space
  • Fundamental Review of Social Housing Allocations
  • Affordable Warmth Scheme

Strategic Legal Casework

  • Letting Fees case

Impact of the Roll out of Welfare Reform

  • Wealth of legislation over past 12 months re: WR programme, namely:
    • Universal Credit
    • LMI
    • Benefit Cap WSP – increase
    • Discretionary Financial Assistance
  • Policy developments WR:
    • Bedroom Tax and Benefit Cap WSP –“administrative payment” guidance
    • Budget Announcements Nov 2017
    • Extended roll – out period
    • UC Contingency Fund
    • Young People – DfC expanded guidance to allow for payment of housing costs element of UC
    • HR Evidence submitted to Welfare Reform Research Group
    • WR and prisoners

This session will be delivered by Kate McCauley (Policy and Practice Manager), Sarah Corrigan (Policy Officer) and Christopher McGrath (Solicitor)

Who should attend?

  • housing advisers
  • community/residents groups
  • benefit advisers
  • political party constituency offices
  • private, social and hostel accommodation providers
  • floating support

Tagged In

Legislation, Regulation, Social Tenancies, Private Tenancies, Welfare Reform, Policy, Case law, Legal

Register for this event

The correct price for your organisation will be charged at checkout.

Voluntary / Community from£48.00
Public / Statutory from£90.00