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Conference 14 September


Many of you have written expressing interest in physically attending our next conference.  We are delighted to have our excellent venue again offering exceptional spacing. Zoom is also being offered as an option.

We look forward to meeting all of you on 14 September 2021

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A Guide to Self-employed – half day course

Date Location  
12th Oct 2021 Zoom Book Now

Hbinfo is delighted to offer this course which looks at the assessment of self-employed earners for Housing Benefit.  This course is ideal for Assessors (whether new, or seeking a refresher), Team Leaders and Quality Assurance officers.  The day to day practicalities of assessing self-employed earners are addressed, as is the relevance and application of the regulations, case law and the decisions of  Upper Tribunal Judges.

Times 9.30 am to 1.15 pm (approx.)

The programme will include:

Summary of the steps in assessing self-employed earners
Establishing whether someone is self-employed
Information and evidence for assessing self-employed earnings    

Income - the assessment period

Expenses of the business - allowable expenses (excluding tax, NI & pension contributions)

-    examples of allowable expenses
-    people working from home
expenses covering both private and business purposes

Expenses of the business - non-allowable expenses

-    examples of non-allowable expenses
-    money used for paying tax or national insurance
unreasonable expenses

The earnings figure to be used in calculating tax, national insurance and private pension contributions
Working out income tax
Working out national insurance
Main regulations for assessing self-employed earnings
Case law and decisions of Commissioners / Upper Tribunal Judges

In addition, there will be key exercises.

Fees are £120 per delegate, £220 for non-members.  Plus VAT