Recommended for clerks and finance officers, this course is essential for any council contemplating a building project. This 90-minute session, delivered by the Parkinson Partnership, explains how VAT affects local councils, with exercises to help develop understanding. Topics include:

  • VAT law and guidance as applicable to councils
  • business and non-business activities
  • understanding whether sales are taxable or VAT exempt
  • when a council must register for VAT
  • when VAT can be reclaimed
  • partial exemption from VAT