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Hearing from people with lived experience of poverty

23 May 2019
Yesterday the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights shared his final report on poverty in the UK with the UK Government. While it paints a very bleak picture of poverty in the UK – something it says is ‘obvious to anyone who opens their eyes’ – the silver lining is that ‘many of the problems could readily be solved if the Government were to listen to people experiencing poverty, the voluntary sector and local authorities.’

Benefits overview (London) Tuesday 3 September 2019

3rd September 2019
London
This one-day introductory level course provides an overview of the benefits and tax credits system and examines how the system has changed with the introduction of universal credit. The course...

Universal credit - housing costs (London) Thursday 23 January 2020

23rd January 2020
London
Universal Credit (UC) claimants often have difficulties getting their Housing Costs element included in their claim and having the right amount paid on time. This one-day course focuses on the...

Universal credit - the essentials (London) Friday 22 November 2019

22nd November 2019
London
Universal credit (UC) represents a fundamental change to the system of ‘legacy benefits’ and tax credits it is replacing. The course covers: • The aims and principles of UC •...

Using legislation and case law (London) Tuesday 21 January 2020

21st January 2020
London
Build your skills with this practical course. If you prepare cases for reconsideration or appeal, knowing when and how to refer to the law can make case more effective. Being...

Judicial review (London) Wednesday 15 January 2020

15th January 2020
London
Judicial review is an essential tool for challenging decisions that affect benefit and tax credit claimants where there is no right of appeal. This interactive course gives advisers a clear...

Representing at the first tier tribunal (London) Thursday 20 & Friday 21 February 2020

20th February 2020 to 21st February 2020
London
This popular two-day course gives a basic grounding in representing clients at the First-tier Tribunal. Through mock tribunals, participants gain experience in a safe environment where there is nothing to...

Challenging PIP decisions (London) Thursday 12 December 2019

12th December 2019
London
This one-day course looks at how to challenge personal independence payment (PIP) decisions. There is an opportunity to discuss how the different PIP criteria affect appeal tactics, and think through...

Universal credit for students (London) Friday 13 December 2019

13th December 2019
London
With the introduction of universal credit, the benefit rules for students as we know them are swept away and new rules set up in their place. This one-day course explains...

Universal credit - from A to Z (London) Thursday 5 & Friday 6 December 2019

5th December 2019 to 6th December 2019
London
This two-day course provides trainees with a comprehensive understanding of universal credit from initial claim to challenging DWP errors. The emphasis is on problem solving and giving advisers all of...