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 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 Insurance

VAT is a complex tax as it is, but the insurance industry also has its own specialised procedures, ‘language’, some unique VAT rules and specific partial exemption methods. The UK legislation derives from the EU legislation, but is sometimes at odds with it. This sector is also particularly sensitive to changes that follow from new case law.

This course covers those aspects of VAT specific to the insurance industry, with an emphasis on avoiding pitfalls and mitigation techniques with reference to decided cases.

The impact of Brexit is, of course, yet to be felt, and how the industry will unwind itself from EU legislation will be known over time. What is clear is that this course will always be kept live and any changes incorporated at the time of running.

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.

VAT in the Further and Higher Education Sectors – Session 1 & 2

This is a very specialised sector with complex rules. 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. 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.

VAT in the Leisure Industry

Getting VAT wrong whether it be VAT chargeable or VAT recoverable can be expensive. Not charging or recovering enough VAT can impact on profit margins with VAT becoming a cost to the business. HMRC have become aggressive in dealing with anomalies such as holiday accommodation and catering (the “Cornish pasty tax” controversy being one example).

The leisure industry is a complex area for VAT and there have been issues affecting tour operators, non-profit making members clubs, and changes in the taxation of gaming machine takings.

The aim of this course is to guide delegates through a series of topics relating to all areas of the leisure industry although the course will be tailored to meet the needs of the delegates. The delegates will by the end of the course have knowledge of the VAT accounting requirements, HMRC practice and recent cases to enable them to avoid pitfalls and recognise opportunities.

VAT in the Retail Sector

A retailer is any business that deals mainly with members of the general public, and which is not normally in a position to issue a full VAT invoice. Retailers range from a small corner shop to the major chains and all have many and specialised VAT issues to address.

This course gives detailed guidance on the numerous VAT factors that affect retailers and aims to provide a thorough grounding on the subject. A knowledge of basic VAT is assumed.

VAT in UAE

VAT was introduced in UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1 January 2018. Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman are expected to introduce VAT by 1 January 2019. The aim of this course is to guide delegates through the complex VAT rules and what needs to be done to enable delegates to incorporate these changes into their VAT procedures. This half day course provides a comprehensive overview of the relevant rules.

VAT on construction – new reverse charge rules

This VAT on construction course explains the new reverse charge rules and the impact of the VAT changes from 1 October 2020. The new rules will apply to construction operations currently within CIS so therefore it is essential to train personnel with responsibility for aspects of existing CIS processes and ensure the business is clear on the operations within the scope of CIS and consequently the reverse charge for VAT.

VAT on construction – new reverse charge rules

This VAT on construction course explains the new reverse charge rules and the impact of the VAT changes from 1 March 2021. The new rules will apply to construction operations currently within CIS so therefore it is essential to train personnel with responsibility for aspects of existing CIS processes and ensure the business is clear on the operations within the scope of CIS and consequently the reverse charge for VAT.

VAT on Imports post Brexit

With Brexit reality getting ever closer, it is important for affected businesses to understand the important changes around importing goods. The UK will become a “third country” and as such will need to go through all the processes that apply to non-EU countries when goods arrive in the UK from existing EU countries and elsewhere.

Other key changes include plans to scrap UK VAT free imports and force marketplaces to collect VAT on sales for overseas sellers from July 2021 and the 2021 e commerce package which will impact on the UK regardless of Brexit.

VAT on Land and Development for the Not-for-profit Sector

The VAT on Land and Development for the Not-for-profit Sector course is designed to unravel the complexities of VAT as it applies to land and property transactions involving not-for-profit organisations. As transactions usually involve large sums and VAT recovery is often significantly restricted, understanding is crucial for all key staff, especially those working in development and finance. At the end of the course, participants will understand how VAT applies to most typical land and property transactions involving not-for-profit organisations and some unusual ones. They will also have an appreciation of some of the strategies that can be used to effect VAT savings.

VAT on Land and Property – Session 1 & 2

Land and property projects and transactions are high value and inevitably high risk from a VAT point of view. This area of VAT is complex  Errors are easy to make, often impossible to correct, and can lead to unanticipated costs and penalties.

This VAT on Land, Property and Construction course provides a full explanation of all the VAT rules for commercial, charity and residential construction, refurbishment and supply, as well as common supplies between landlords and tenants.  It will equip the delegate to plan projects VAT effectively, and avoid VAT traps.  A good basic knowledge of VAT is assumed.

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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