VAT for unregistered councils (VAT126)

VAT for unregistered councils (VAT126)

For clerks, finance staff and councillors from councils that are not VAT registered, but reclaim VAT on Form VAT126.

This session explains how VAT affects local councils. Essential for any council contemplating major building projects.

Event Event date Event Ends Location Notes Registered Available places Register
VAT for unregistered councils (VAT126) Thu 7 Apr 2022 10:00 Thu 7 Apr 2022 11:30 Online Members £30 2

Registration is now closed

VAT for unregistered councils (VAT126) Wed 4 May 2022 10:01 Wed 4 May 2022 11:30 Online Members £30 1 2

Registration is now closed

VAT for unregistered councils (VAT126) Tue 14 Jun 2022 10:00 Tue 14 Jun 2022 11:30 Online Members £30 1 0

Event full.

VAT for unregistered councils (VAT126) Thu 7 Jul 2022 10:00 Thu 7 Jul 2022 11:30 Online Members £30 0 3

Topics include:

• how VAT law applies to local councils
• where to find the law and guidance
• business and non-business activities
• understanding whether sales are taxable or exempt from VAT
• when a council must register for VAT
• when VAT can be reclaimed
• Partial exemption
• Reclaiming VAT when using grants and donations

By the end of this session you will:

• Know where to find the relevant legislation and guidance
• Understand the key concepts of VAT
• Know when a council can or can’t reclaim VAT
• Recognise when a council must register for VAT
• Be aware of activities that require special attention


1 CPD Points

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme


£30.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Non-member fee £60.00

Help with Delegate’s Fees

WALC will subsidise member councils

Members with a budgeted income up to £15,000 will get half price for all delegates



Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 5 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

Please read

Full terms and conditions of registration

Steve Parkinson

The Parkinson Partnership LLP

Steve is a former Town Clerk and an accountant with 30 years’ experience in public and voluntary sector finance. He now specialises in delivering training and advice on VAT and finance matters for the local council sector.

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