Hear directly from StepChange Debt Charity. Get the latest information about the Breathing Space Scheme and how the Charity can assist income recovery teams.

Under the Breathing Space Scheme people are given legal protection from their creditors for 60 days, including landlords and social housing providers’. The Debt Respite scheme came into force on the 4 May 2021.

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    Helen Handzel from StepChange Debt Charity will provide insight into ‘Breathing Space’. She’ll:

    • Explain the legal protections which include pausing most enforcement action and contact from creditors during the period Breathing Space is claimed
    • Provide an update on how StepChange debt advisors are finding the scheme in practice
    • Outline the process social housing providers should follow
    • Talk about their new online referral service.

    There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

    All housing providers need to build ‘Breathing Space’ into their income collection processes. And StepChange are a really useful resource for income recovery teams providing expert support and advice to staff and tenants which can really help you maximise your income recovery performance.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to find out all you need to know about Breathing Space and how to work more closely with StepChange debt advisors.

    What will you take away from the event:

    • An understanding of the regulations and what you must do to meet them
    • Learning how you can work in partnership with StepChange Debt Charity.
  • Our speakers
    • Helen Handzel, Relationship Manager, Strategic Partnerships, StepChange Debt Charity
    • Chair: Kim Long, Senior Network Manager, HQN.
  • Cancellations and substitutions

    A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

    Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.

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