VAT and Tax Conference

Tax and VAT Accounting and reporting Financial sustainability

Thursday 13 May 2021

VAT can be a particularly complex area for charities, and for organisations with trading subsidiaries there can be an additional layer of complexity to manage.

Join the experts at this essential conference which provides technical updates for those already working with VAT and tax, as well as introductory information to those new to the landscape.

Delegates will gain tips on optimising your tax recovery, and registering and administration of VAT and tax.

Who is this event useful for?

Finance professionals with VAT and tax administration remits, and as an introduction to the tax and VAT landscape.


This event could contribute three hours to your continuous professional development.

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Debbie Jennings, VAT Director, Moore Kingston Smith

Socrates Socratous, VAT Partner, Buzzacott

Kirsty Murray, Partner, Azets

Scott Craig, Partner and Head of VAT, Azets

09:30 - 09:50

Welcome and networking session

09:50 – 10:20

Introduction to VAT and Tax

This session will introduce VAT and outline everything subject to VAT taxation, the rates and exemptions.

10:20 – 10:50

Practical update on VAT and highlights of developments in Tax

This session will discuss practical steps and efficiencies that you can do in order to improve your VAT position. You will be guided through not only the recent changes to VAT and Tax regulation but also introduced to useful steps you can take to improve your Tax and VAT affairs.

Debbie Jennings, VAT Director, Moore Kingston Smith

10:50 – 11:20

Panel discussion: Troubleshooting

This is your chance to have your questions answered by a panel of speakers and experts.

End of morning sessions

Afternoon sessions

14:00 – 14:30

Getting the most of available reliefs and VAT recovery

This session will provide you with practical advice on VAT recovery methods and ensure you are able to optimise your recovery and available reliefs.

Socrates Socratous, VAT Partner, Buzzacott

14:30 – 15:00

Taxable income from trading

Many charities trade, either as an integral part of their charitable activities or to raise funds. Join this session to learn why a charity may need a trading arm and the tax advantages of having a trading subsidiary.

Kirsty Murray, Partner and Scott Craig, Partner and Head of VAT, Azets

15.00 – 15:30

Panel discussion: Troubleshooting

This is your chance to have your questions answered by our panel of speakers and experts.

15:30 - 15:35

Chair's close and end of conference

Charities - Members£105.00
Charities - Non-members£155.00
Corporate - Members£250.00
Individual - Members£105.00
Individual - Non-members£155.00