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10/04/2019

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Overpayments - Improving and Prioritising Recovery

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7th May 2018 Central London Book Now

Overpayments – Prioritising recovery of Housing Benefit

HBINFO is delighted to offer a workshop day on "overpayments – improving recovery".

The introduction of Universal Credit will see a large legacy debt owed to local government. HB overpayments may not be able to be recovered from Universal Credit payments automatically and of course there will be no Housing Benefit left to deduct from. With over £1.5 billon outstanding in Housing Benefit debt, this is likely to be a major concern for local authorities.

In the morning, we will look at the key welfare reforms and how these will and are impacting on debt recovery. Latest information on caselaw, how DHP’s can help with recovery, the latest on bankruptcy and similar topical issues.

The afternoon will be spent looking at the new powers to recover overpayments direct from employers….the law and the safeguards needed. Hbinfo’s view is that these powers should be implemented immediately…the debt is the local authorities and it is getting older.

As well as a number of presentations and practical exercises, the day will specifically include the latest legislation and case law updates.This also covers refreshments, lunch and all training materials. 
Fee: £260 members, £325 for non-HBINFO HBINFO members.  Book three places on the same day, get a fourth place free within 9 months

All courses start at 09.15 for a PROMPT 9.30 start and we aim to conclude at 16.30

About the presenter:

Peter de la Mothe has nearly 30 years experience in the Housing Benefit field and brings a wealth of experience in dealing with overpayments and their recovery to this course. He is a regular writer and speaker on Housing Benefit issues