Course summary
Length: 1 day
Price: 545 GBP excl. VAT
Course type: Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 11/03/2016 - London
Course Dates
545 GBP
545 GBP

VAT for Academies

A course by Quorum Training - part of the Wilmington Group

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 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.

Training Course Content

This 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


Pricing for Quorum's open courses is as follows:

Full day courses

  • Essentials: £495
  • Core: £545
  • Advanced: £595

Half day courses

  • Essentials: £295
  • Core: £345
  • Advanced £345

Multiple booking discounts and special prices for charities are available.

In-house training

Want to bring you training in house? Ask about Quorum's full day in-house courses from £1,750.

Provider: Quorum Training - A Wilmington Company

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