Charity Finance Summit 2019

Start date: October 10, 2019 8.45am - 5.00pm, followed by networking reception

Incorporating the Charity VAT & Tax, Strategy & Risk and Investment conference streams, the Charity Finance Summit has grown to become the key learning and networking event for charity finance teams in the autumn conference season.

Debbie Jennings, VAT Director at Moore Kingston Smith will be talking on the following topics.

Using certificates to qualify for VAT relief

This session will discuss the VAT reliefs available for charities based on qualifying use where certificates need to be provided as evidence and support. Debbie will summarise the available VAT reliefs, explain how to assess the charity’s responsibilities, and explore the conditions for relief. She will also guide attendees on how to establish present and future criteria to meet conditions, understand the certificate issuing process, and examine the penalty regime. This session will include practical examples and lessons from recent cases where HMRC has taken legal action against a charity.

VAT registration

This session will examine all aspects of VAT registration for charities. These include: identifying when charities have to register (mandatory requirement); when it is a choice; when they cannot register, and clarifying when is it better to register individually or set up a VAT group with one or more subsidiaries. Debbie will also explain the practical aspects of registration, the impact on VAT recovery and the administration and filing requirements. This session will focus on practical scenarios illustrating pros and cons of different approaches to VAT registration.

For more information and to book your place, please visit the Charity Finance Summit 2019 website.

Date: October 10, 2019

Time: 8.45am - 5.00pm, followed by networking reception

Speaker Panel:

Debbie Jennings
VAT Director, Moore Kingston Smith


155 Bishopsgate