Hot topics in VAT

Wednesday 10th July 2024


3 CPD Hours

120 Days Access

Course outline

This course provides an update on important changes in VAT that have happened in the preceding year or are expected in the coming months.  Significant cases and changes in HMRC policy or law will be covered, with a pointer to potential problem areas for clients.

Course content 

  • VAT issues in an economic downturn
  • Credit adjustments: new rules
  • Zero-rating of printed matter and e-publications
  • Short-term letting of dwellings built for sale
  • Brexit and MTD: updates and latest
  • Construction sector reverse charge
  • Error corrections and VAT enquiries: HMRC practice
  • Private tuition, summer camps/holiday clubs and other current topics

Course speaker

This course is presented by: Neil Owen

Neil Owen is an independent consultant, speaker and occasional writer.  He has worked exclusively in VAT for nearly forty years, initially working for Customs & Excise and entering professional practice in 1990.  A Fellow of the CIOT and an Associate of the Institute of Indirect Taxation, he is also a Fellow of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants.  He was for ten years the National Secretary of the VAT Practitioners Group and for six the editor of the book, CCH VAT Planning.  Neil is an experienced and enthusiastic lecturer, with an unusual reputation for making VAT interesting.

How long is this course?

One day – from 9.30am - 12:30pm

Course location and cost

Our high-quality programmes are delivered virtually and face-to-face for your convenience.


Non-members - £145 + VAT

Online members - £108 + VAT

Full members – FREE


Live via webcast

Non-members - £145 + VAT

Online members - FREE

Full members – FREE

If you would like to find out about accessing cost-effective training for you and your team through our membership programme, you can learn more here.

Recording of live sessions: A recording will be available 2-3 days after the course and will automatically be sent to those who attended the live online webcast.  The recording will also be available upon request for venue attendees.