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The Essentials of UK VAT

Full-day course  |  6 CPD hours

£ 329 +VAT per person

£329 +VAT
per person
£329 +VAT
per person

  • 1 & 2 December 2020
    10:00am - 1:00pm
    Book

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The Essentials of UK VAT

Full-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £329 +VAT per person

Online: £329 +VAT per person

Course overview

This course covers all the essential aspects of VAT, leaving you with a comprehensive understanding of the subject and the confidence to know that you are dealing with VAT correctly within your company. The knowledge and awareness gained during the day will help you to avoid costly mistakes which can result in penalties by HMRC.

It examines the key rules and regulations of VAT and the procedures and controls that should be in place to ensure VAT returns are submitted accurately and on time. Crucially, the course also demonstrates when you charge output VAT and guides you through the input VAT you are entitled to reclaim.

Course content

  • Introduction to VAT
    • How VAT works and when it is payable
  • Rates of VAT
    • Standard, Zero-rated, Exempt and Reduced-rated supplies
  • VAT registration
    • Registration, De-registration and Group registration
  • Time of supply rules and tax points
    • Basic and Actual tax points
  • Invoicing
    • Standard and retailers invoices
    • Single and multiple supplies
    • Disbursements
    • Pro forma invoices
    • Self billing
  • Reclaiming input tax
    • Motor cars and Fuel
    • Business entertainment
    • Subsistence expenses
    • Phones and internet
    • Partial exemption
  • The VAT Return
    • Submission rules and completing the return
  • Bad debts, errors and penalties
    • Adjustments of errors
    • Default interest and surcharge
    • Penalties for errors
  • International supplies
    • Trade of goods and services within the EU
    • Exports and imports

Who should attend?

This comprehensive course will benefit anyone...

  • Working in accounts or finance teams, where a good understanding of UK VAT is required
  • Involved in processing sales or purchase invoices
  • Involved in the processing of employees’ expenses
  • Who completes VAT returns or is responsible for the recording of VAT

Extra benefits

  • An exclusive eBook, 'A Comprehensive Guide to UK VAT', only available to delegates 
  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A certificate of attendance
  • Complimentary refreshments and lunch provided

Course presenters

  • Laura Chipp

    Laura is a VAT consultant with 13 years’ experience. She started her VAT career at Deloitte and has since worked at accountancy firms Saffery Champness, BDO and Elman Wall. In 2019, Laura set up VATNAV, a VAT consultancy business specialising in providing VAT and TOMS advice. 

    Throughout her career, Laura has advised businesses on VAT in a wide range of industries, including financial services, land and property, retail and leisure, with particular expertise in the travel and events sectors. She regularly presents at VAT conferences and training sessions and contributes articles to trade press.  One of her main focuses is to ensure that these often complex VAT principles are set out clearly and comprehensively for businesses.

  • Tim Davison

    Tim has been working in VAT for over 20 years, and is currently a VAT specialist at the University of Leeds. Before that, he was a senior VAT trainer within HMRC for a number of years.  Tim has also written numerous training manuals on a wide spectrum of technical issues. He enjoys taking difficult technical points and expressing them in language that people can understand.

  • Kevin Guy

    Kevin is a Chartered Accountant with his own successful accountancy practice. He has been presenting in a wide range of subject areas for UK Training for over 20 years. His vast knowledge and experience in VAT training means he can readily help attendees understand challenging issues in a clear and logical way.

  • Les Howard

    Les is a VAT consultant and trainer who works with numerous businesses and charities to provide VAT solutions and support. He regularly helps people by providing advice and dealing with HMRC on their behalf, including representation at Tribunals.   His vast and varied experience enables him to help people with many different aspects of VAT. 

  • Nigel Mellor

    Nigel is a Chartered Tax Advisor who has specialised in VAT throughout his career.  He was previously an Indirect Tax Partner at Deloitte where he led the Asia Pacific Indirect Tax Team from a base in Singapore and the US VAT team from a base in New York.  Nigel has extensive experience in running training workshops and lecturing on VAT issues ranging from small businesses through to large corporations and foreign governments on global VAT issues. Currently Nigel is also advising Ministers in the UK on reforms to the UK VAT system.

  • Eric Miller

    Eric is an independent Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA/AIIT qualified) specialising in indirect tax and with over 25 years’ experience of VAT. He worked in several senior roles at HMRC before joining Ernst & Young as an Indirect Tax Manager. He later became the Director of VAT and Indirect Taxes at Campbell Dallas. Eric now works as an independent consultant, where he draws on his considerable experience in practice and at HMRC to help businesses of all sizes deal with complicated VAT issues. 

Course dates

Online course dates

  • 1 & 2 December 2020 | 10:00am-1:00pm Book