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Supporting Clients with English as a Second Language
Course Overview

A practical course providing skills and techniques to support those working with clients with English as a second or additional language.



When: August 23–24, 2022
DRO Practice and Procedures
Course Overview

Since the inception of the DRO, there have been a significant number of changes. This course aims to build on experience by ‘walking through’ a standard DRO application. The course places emphasis on the practical challenges intermediaries face on a daily basis.



When: August 30–31, 2022
IMA Virtual Conference 2022
This year’s virtual IMA Conference will run from Monday 5 September to Thursday 8 September, with sessions taking place via Zoom. We’ll be presenting a great selection of 12 technical learning workshops, on subjects including DROs, benefits, the FCA consumer duty and DVLA penalties We’ll also be running a panel session on the Statutory Debt Repayment Plan, and the event will incorporate the 2022 Money Advice... Details
When: September 5–8, 2022
Debt and Fraud
Course Overview

Clients can be either the perpetrator of (benefit overpayments/credit applications) or the victim of (ID theft) fraud or a scam. The Course considers the differences (in law) between the Fraud and the Theft Act and how fraud impacts on advice work in terms of:

       
  • A benefit overpayment fraud investigation and prosecution of the client
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  • Identity fraud and the client is being pursued for a debt they do not owe
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  • A client... Details
    When: September 13–14, 2022
Section 13A Council Tax Reductions
Course Overview

Council tax arrears are the most common priority debt our clients have, and we see increasing numbers of clients with deficit budgets who are unable to pay them. Advisers are more aware of applications for discretionary write-offs, but local authorities are reluctant to give them.
This course is written and presented by barrister and council tax expert Alan Murdie, and will help you get results for your clients.... Details
When: September 14, 2022

Mortgage Possession Proceedings
Course Overview

The course aims to provide delegates with a greater understanding of mortgages – how they work, ways of avoiding repossession, and how homelessness issues relate to mortgage repossession. It will give participants a broad understanding of mortgages and enable participants to identify the assistance that is available to borrowers facing mortgage difficulties.



When: September 20–21, 2022
Benefits Advice for Money Advisers
Course Overview

Advisers may find themselves regularly supporting clients whose debt situation has a link to issues with the benefits system. Identification of additional benefit entitlement is a key component of income maximisation. In addition, clients may find their income impacted by negative benefit decisions or overpayment recovery. The strategy a client chooses to deal with their debts may have implications for their future benefit entitlement or may be limited by... Details
When: September 22–23, 2022

DRO The Tricky Bits
Course Overview

Complementing our DRO Practice and Procedures and DRO Law and Theory courses, Debt Relief Orders: The Tricky Bits will look at areas that intermediaries have raised as being ‘tricky’ during previous training sessions. The course will take an in depth look at those difficult issues that can arise when advising clients on DROs.



When: September 26–27, 2022
Dealing with Parking and Traffic Penalties
Course Overview

This course will provide an in depth look at a range of different types of penalties issued in England and Wales for parking and other traffic infringements. This is a very common issue that clients seek advice about and so it will prove valuable to all advisers who wish to improve their knowledge of these penalties, how they are issued and how to deal with them.



When: September 27–28, 2022
Working with Deficit Budgets
Course Overview

Considering technical and practical issues, this course will provide advisers with the knowledge and skills to assist clients whose essential expenditure exceeds their income.



When: October 4–5, 2022
Charging Orders
Course Overview

This one-day session examines how to identify and mount an appropriate defense to a charging order, using knowledge of both Civil Procedure Rules and case law. It also considers orders for sale in bankruptcy: the procedure that the official receiver has to follow to force a sale, and what options are open to a client when faced with such an action.



When: October 5–6, 2022
Money Advice Legal Update
Course Overview

Based around a number of case studies for participants to consider and discuss, the course looks at a wide range of developments over the past 12 months. (Programme subject to change to ensure that the latest developments are included.)



When: October 10–11, 2022
Debt and Mental Capacity
The IMA is hosting a free webinar for member on debt and mental capacity, written and presented by trainer Mark Newbury.

When: October 11, 2022
Vulnerability, Mental Health and Debt
Course Overview

To provide an overview of vulnerability in society, how it impacts upon people in debt and can act as a barrier to active participation in society.



When: October 12–13, 2022
DRO Law and Theory
Course Overview

A one-day course for those who wish to expand their knowledge of what the law/guidance actually says. The objective is to understand that there is no centralised source of information regarding a DRO. What we need will be contained somewhere in (insolvency) legislation, case law or guidance.



When: October 19–20, 2022