Introduction to VAT


Event summary

This event covers all the fundamental areas of VAT, explained in a logical and systematic way, highlighting differences between VAT accounting for local authority and Local authority trading companies, making sure you are left with a strong knowledge foundation.


23 January 2018
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:45


Novotel Leeds Hotel
4 Whitehall Quay
West Yorkshire
[See map]

Standard price

£325.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£295.00 excl VAT

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About this event

This event has been specially developed to help local authorities and LATC understand differences between VAT accounting for local authority and local authority trading companies. VAT issues are often complex and there are strict rules and legislation that need to be complied with. This event will also help local authorities and LATC to understand what VAT can be recovered or must be charged to ensure compliance.

Who should attend?

This event is suitable for local authority and local authority trading company accountants and employees who have responsibility for VAT.

How will I benefit?

This event will give you answers to some of the common questions around tax issues, and help you:

  • understand what is VAT, how does it work and who pays it
  • know when is VAT registration compulsory and what are the advantages/disadvantages of voluntary registration
  • be familiar with how to complete VAT return
  • be able to deal with VAT partial exemption
  • understand the differences between VAT accounting for local authority and LATC.

CPD hours

Four and a half.


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Speaker - Kim Woods, Senior Trainer & Finance Advisor, CIPFA

Kim Woods

Kim has been examiner and author of workbooks for CIPFA professional qualifications. She has been training central government employees in various countries on implementation of accruals basic IPSAS since 2011. She has delivered such training in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, South Africa, and the Commonwealth Secretariat. She has also conducted an IPSAS study tour for the Botswana Accountant General’s office, the Petroleum Regulatory Agency of Nigeria and senior members of the China Treasury.