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Tax and Benefits service helps client with late filing penalty

This client attended an Advice NI Tax & Benefits Service outreach advice clinic in a stressed and anxious state.

The client was a single, self-employed cleaner earning roughly £8,300 per year. He had outstanding late filing penalties owed to HMRC amounting to £5,415.07 in total.

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  • Supporting the Development of an Individual's Financial Capability (Level 3 Endorsed Qualification)

    25 November 2019 - 10:00

    This accredited course will enable learners to understand the core issues relating to financial capability and how to support others facing financial capability issues. At the end of the course participants will understand coaching and mentoring, issues relating to financial capability, be able to...
  • Applying Human Rights Principles to your Advice Work

    27 November 2019 - 10:00

    The Human Rights Act is a law that aims to protect individuals from having their human rights taken away or interfered with by the state. The rights protected under the act mirror those in the European Convention on Human Rights. The rights included are economic, social, cultural, civil and...
  • Social Policy Training: A Beginner's Guide

    28 November 2019 - 10:00

    This half day training course will enable you to understand and identify what social policy issues are and how you can gather evidence and record the issues more effectively for campaigning and lobbying purposes. It will also look at practical steps that can be taken to address social policy issues.
  • Wiseradviser: Understanding Debts & Courts in Northern Ireland

    02 December 2019 - 10:00

    This skilled level course will enable you to understand the structures, jurisdiction, and procedures of courts in NI in relation to debt cases and bring this to life with a court visit. Whilst this course is not part of the MAS accredited cluster. It is a pre-requisite for Skills for Effective...
  • Triage Skills for Advice

    06 December 2019 - 10:00

    In these times of contracting resources and increasing demand for services, advice services need to find ways to prioritise clients’ needs and advisers’ time. This short course addresses this in three main ways: • By identifying clients in emergency situations, those with less time sensitive issues...
  • Wiseradviser: Time Limits for Recovering Debts through the Courts

    09 December 2019 - 14:00

    This specialist level course provides vital guidance for anyone advising clients when Limitations Act might apply and opportunities to find out about the limitation periods and potential challenges including mortgage shortfalls and credit debts. This course will outline the provisions of the...

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