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Length: 1 day
Price: 495 GBP excl. VAT
Location: London

VAT for Academies

A course by Quorum Training - a Wilmington Company

VAT for Academies - a 1 day training course in London


This VAT for Academies course offers a detailed insight into VAT as it applies to VAT registered Academies. Participants will gain an understanding of how they should approach VAT, determine the VAT liability of non-grant income, and complete VAT returns correctly.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This VAT for Academies course is designed for those responsible for VAT compliance in their Academy and who need to ensure that this is correct in all aspects. Some VAT knowledge is assumed.

To find out if this course is suitable for you - request information here.

Training Course Content

This VAT for Academies course is designed to cover the following topics:

The VAT status of academies

  • Grant funding and the importance of ''business'' and ''non-business' 'activities for VAT purposes

Treating other income correctly

  • Supplies to other educational institutions
  • Uniforms and photos
  • Goods and services incidental to education
  • Grants, sponsorship and donations
  • Catering for staff, pupils and visitors
  • School trips

Land and property issues

  • VAT zero rates for new construction and ''approved alterations''
  • Letting or leasing academy facilities
  • The VAT option to tax
  • The VAT Capital Goods Scheme

Partial exemption

  • How to determine whether VAT recovery should be restricted
  • Direct attribution of input tax
  • Standard and special partial exemption methods
  • Recovery of VAT on overheads

VAT recovery and VAT returns

  • The zero rating for advertising, and equipment bought with donated funds
  • The reduced rate for heating and fuel
  • Evidence needed to claim VAT
  • Blocked input tax - VAT which can never be claimed
  • How to complete a VAT return correctly, and common errors
  • Penalties for non-compliance

Get the detailed course outline or customise it for your staff by contacting Quorum here!


The cost of this VAT for Academies course is:

  • Non Member Fee: £495.00
  • Member Fee: £345.00

For an annual membership fee you can book as many courses as you wish at the discounted rate.

    • Business Membership £500 (plus VAT)
    • Charity Membership £250 (plus VAT)

    * This course counts as 6 CPD hours

    In-house training: This course can also be run in-house - please contact us here to discuss your requirements

    Provider: Quorum Training - A Wilmington Company

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