We provide an extensive programme of specialist courses for business and finance professionals. Our courses are suitable for every level of staff from new starters to specialists. All our courses are delivered in a practical, interactive workshop-style environment. We limit the number of attendees so we can deliver a more personal experience. We provide you with everything you need on the day – from comprehensive course materials to full refreshments. Our courses will provide a great learning experience!

VAT and EU Trade in Goods Post Brexit

This VAT and EU Trade in Goods Post Brexit training course gives in-depth, practical guidance on all the VAT legal, invoicing and reporting requirements of such trade in ‘real time’.

VAT and Financial Services

The financial services sector is wide and varied. It ranges from the independent financial adviser to the major institutions.  They all have to deal with this particularly complex area of VAT accurately, which is also subject to frequent change.  This VAT and Financial Services course examines the detail of VAT in the sector, for both primary providers and intermediaries (including partial exemption) and examines current problem areas. Updates on the progress of the numerous recent court cases in this area are included.

UK legislation is driven by EU legislation but it is often at odds with it.  How UK legislation will unwind itself from EU legislation following Brexit is still unclear but this course will be kept live to deal with updates as they happen.

At the end of the course delegates will gain a detailed understanding of VAT in the finance sector, including:

  • knowledge of the VAT implications of partial exemption and use of special methods in the sector
  • full details of how international services are treated for VAT, and the reverse charge and
  • up to date knowledge of recent VAT developments in the sector.

VAT and International Services

This VAT and International Services course explores all the VAT rules for all international services supplied from the UK to customers anywhere in the world and the impact of importing services from outside the UK, to give the delegate a sound grasp of all aspects. As UK legislation is driven by EU legislation, any changes caused by Brexit will be incorporated live when the course is run. A good knowledge of the basic rules of VAT is assumed.

VAT for Academies

This course offers a detailed insight into VAT applicable to VAT registered academies including Multi Academy Trusts. It covers how to approach VAT, determine the VAT liability of non-grant income, deal with partial exemption and complete returns correctly.

VAT for Accounts Payable – Input Tax Issues

The aim of the VAT for Accounts Payable course is to guide delegates through the complex VAT rules relating to the recovery of input tax. At the end of this course delegates will be able to review typical invoices and state whether or not VAT can be recovered. It will also enable delegates to realise when additional information is required and to make decisions regarding input tax recovery. As VAT is a transaction tax and not a tax on profits not claiming all the VAT a business is entitled to can have a dramatic effect on profit margins. Claiming VAT incorrectly can lead to penalties and interest being charged.

VAT was introduced when the UK joined the EU but having become a worldwide tax VAT will remain following Brexit. There are likely to be changes, particularly affecting goods and services purchased from EU countries, and this course will consider likely changes to VAT rules.

VAT for Accounts Receivable – Output Tax Issues

The aim of this VAT for Accounts Receivable training course is to guide delegates through a series of general topics and for them to gain an understanding or improve their knowledge of how VAT works as regards to sales issues and accounting procedures. In addition to general points there will be time during the course for delegates to raise issues specific to a delegate’s individual circumstances.

VAT was introduced when the UK joined the EU but will remain following the UK’s exit. There will have to be changes to the VAT system, particularly relating to goods and services sold to customers in the EU. This course will consider the likely changes and how they will affect accounting systems.

VAT for Housing Associations

VAT has always been a notoriously difficult issue for housing associations; principally because their core activity involves complex land and property transactions and, as the majority of their income is exempt, they are unable to reclaim a significant proportion of the VAT on their expenditure. The course is designed to provide a thorough explanation of VAT as it applies to housing associations, with particular emphasis on these areas. At the end of the course, delegates will have a clear understanding of the most significant compliance issues and planning opportunities.

Awareness of VAT-saving possibilities will be heightened at all staff levels within housing associations and for all those who make supplies to, receive supplies from or advise them. Junior staff will become familiar with the right questions to ask and senior staff will receive clear guidance in making key, strategic decisions.

Vat for Law Firms

VAT for law firms is not as straightforward as it may appear at first glance.  Scratch beneath the surface and there are, in fact, many risk areas, special rules and opportunities to improve VAT efficiency.  Getting the detail right is, of course, vital for minimising VAT risks. 

This course will give you a sound understanding of the VAT rules and practical issues for law firms, using examples and case studies to demonstrate how best to tackle them in practice.  The course is highly interactive, with questions and discussion encouraged.

VAT in Europe – A Guide to Member States VAT Systems

The European Union is a mix of member states – different languages, economic success and social patterns drawn together under one tax – Value Added Tax. Does each member state enact VAT exactly as in the legislation and exactly as its neighbour? Where does Brexit leave the UK? This course is centred on the core EU VAT legislation, Directive 2006/112/EC (as updated and amended) and gives an insight into local practice within member states and the differences between them. An outline of the rules in each member state is covered under the content headings. Live updates will be made as the impact of Brexit unfolds.

VAT in Health and Welfare

The aim of this course is to guide delegates through the complex VAT rules relating to medical care and welfare services.

With more and more public bodies outsourcing the provision of welfare services, knowledge of the VAT implications becomes increasingly important to an ever wider circle of business enterprises and charities. Although welfare services are mainly exempt there are those which are liable to VAT either because of the nature of the service or the status of the supplier.

Similar liability issues arise with medical care and services provided by “health professionals”.

Other issues include the VAT liability of dispensing drugs, supplies to disabled persons and charities and the provision of welfare advice or information. Property issues arise with the liability of the construction of medical centres, care homes and extensions to such buildings.

There is also the question of exemptions post Brexit when European Union rules do not have to be followed.

VAT in Insurance

VAT is complex but the insurance industry has its own special procedures, ‘language’, some unique rules and specific partial exemption methods. UK legislation derives from EU legislation but is sometimes at odds with it. This sector is particularly sensitive to changes from cases in the Court of Justice of the European Commission. This course covers aspects of VAT specific to the insurance industry, focusing on avoiding pitfalls and mitigation techniques with reference to decided cases. This course will be updated as the impact of Brexit is known.

VAT in the Further and Higher Education Sectors

The education provider will usually have a mix of taxable, exempt and ‘non-business’ income.  It matters very much that the VAT effect of these different liabilities is understood as this is a highly specialised sector with complex rules. Bodies in this sector never have to deal with “just education” either, most have other income from commercial activities such as property letting etc. We also have ‘e-learning’ to think about. This course also looks at input tax and examines the rules for VAT recovery, including the various partial exemption methods available.

There is a separate course covering the VAT rules for Academies –VAT for Academies.

More about our courses

With our extensive programme of Accounting and Finance, Taxation, VAT, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Financial Markets and Corporate Treasury, and Charities courses, we can help improve the knowledge and efficiency of your entire team and keep you ahead of ever-changing regulations and developments.

You can easily ask questions and discuss scenarios relevant to your business or workplace. Our comprehensive courses aim to provide a thorough understanding of specific topic areas. As well as a range of refresher and update courses to assist you if you need to update your knowledge.

Whichever course you attend, our expert trainers have been carefully selected for their knowledge and experience. They deliver the courses from a practical perspective giving you the skills to enable you to use what you’ve learned back in the office. 

Onsite training – All courses can be run onsite and tailored to meet your specific training needs. We can also put together bespoke courses if you do not see anything that meets your requirements in our programme. Our trainers are specialists in their respective fields and deliver engaging and informative courses supported by relevant course materials. Find out more here.

If you have an enquiry regarding any one of our courses or you are interested in running a course onsite, our training team would be delighted to help. You can call us on 0844 873 2121 or by contacting us on courses@quorumtraining.com.

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