Course summary
Professional Training
1 day
575 GBP excl. VAT

Course description

A course by Quorum Training - part of the Wilmington Group

VAT - Partial Exemption course - 1-day course in London

Partial exemption has long been one of the most difficult areas of VAT to understand and apply correctly and efficiently. The course is designed to explain the basic principles of partial exemption and give delegates a clear understanding of how it applies to their business. It is also intended to provide the tools for identifying the optimum apportionment method.

At the end of the course, delegates will have a better appreciation of legislation and a heightened awareness of VAT-saving possibilities. Junior staff will become familiar with the right questions to ask, and senior staff will have clear guidance towards making key, strategic decisions.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The course is ideal for anybody who is directly or indirectly involved with VAT in businesses or organisations that are partly exempt, such as financial institutions, educational establishments, charities, health and welfare organisations.

It would also be relevant for professional advisers of partly exempt businesses.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

CPD 6 hours

Training Course Content

  • An introduction to the basic principles of partial exemption, including UK legislation, EU legislation (and any differences between the two) and an explanation of HMRC policy and guidance
  • Direct attribution and the use of goods and services received: this is one of the most important stages in determining how much input VAT can be reclaimed
  • The operation, advantages and pitfalls of the standard method of apportionment – this is the method that must be used in the absence of any written agreement with HMRC to the contrary
  • Special methods – any method, which is the slightest variation to the standard method, is a special method, requiring prior written approval from HMRC. This session will examine different types of special method and how they work
  • Other aspects, problems and pitfalls of VAT and partial exemption itself, which do not relate to the apportionment of input tax
  • The capital goods scheme, which requires the apportionment of input tax on specific capital items and subsequent annual adjustments over the usual life of the asset.


The price per place for this course is £575 plus VAT.

Contact Quorum Training for pricing details for running this course in-house. The price will include pre-course discussions with the trainer, supporting course materials and delivery of a practical, interactive course that meets your training needs.

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Quorum Training - Business and Finance Courses for Professionals

Quorum Training provides a range of specialist courses designed specifically for business and finance professionals, covering such topics as: Accounting and finance Taxation VAT Governance Risk and compliance Financial markets and corporate treasury Charities Management and leadership Courses are available...

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Quorum Training - A Wilmington Company

5th Floor, 10 Whitechapel High Street
E1 8QS London

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