An Introduction to VAT


A deeper understanding of the VAT process & key concepts.

Session overview:

Topics covered will include:-

  • Legislation and guidance
  • Making supplies of goods and services
  • VAT Registration
  • Recovering VAT on purchases
  • Partial exemption and opting to tax
  • Using grants and donations

Session benefits:

By the end of An Introduction to VAT you will be able to:

  • Give an overview of the relevant legislation and guidance
  • Explain key concepts of VAT
  • Outline the processes involved
  • Highlight common problem areas
  • Provide signposting to more detailed guidance

Session leader:

Steve Parkinson

In-house Training:

An Introduction to VAT can be provided in-house, which is a cost-effective approach if you have a number of people who require training. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We will also tailor the course content to suit your precise organisation needs.

To find out more about LCPD in-house training, please see our In-House Training webpage or to speak us about your particular requirements please contact

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Suitable Audience: Officers and Councillors on the finance committee and councillors who wish to develop their knowledge in this area.

Member Price: £30 + VAT

Non-Member: £42 + VAT

Balc Price: £33.75 + VAT