Advanced VAT for Housing Associations - 1st March 2012

25th January 2012

VAT – Advanced VAT

Date: 1 March 2012 and 25 September 2012

Venue: Community Housing Cymru

Trainers:  Liz Maher & Julie Rawlinson-Smith, Centurion VAT Specialists.

Duration:  Half day 9am - 1pm

Aims:  This course assumes a basic knowledge of UK VAT and aims to:

  • Provide an understanding of the UK VAT rules that housing associations must observe including partial exemption requirements and the capital goods scheme
  • Give insight into the VAT rules on construction, land and property.
  • Cover topical issues update.
  • Provide an opportunity for questions and answers.


VAT is often a source of concern and anxiety for housing associations.  This course, presented by Centurion VAT Specialists (National Taxation Awards 2011 Finalists for “Best VAT Team”) assumes a basic knowledge of VAT and aims to demystify more complex areas.

The training methods will be presentation led with practical examples and a relaxed approach to allow questions to be asked as issues arise.  Jelly beans will also play a role.  The round table discussion format encourages participants to share common practical concerns and experiences.


More complex areas of VAT that will be covered during this course include:


  • Partial Exemption
  • Business and non-business activities
  • Capital Goods Scheme
  • VAT liability of construction works
  • Land & Property
  • Renewable Heat Incentive and Feed in Tariff issues
  • Cost Sharing Exemption

Who is this course for?

This course is for directors of finance and finance staff who have a basic VAT knowledge but want to understand some of the more complex areas.

Staff who need a more basic introduction are recommended to attend the basic VAT course on 8 February 2012 or 11 September 2012 before attending this more advanced course.

To book a place, please email Jenny-Horton@CHCYMRU.ORG.UK

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