Charity Finance Summit 2021

Start date: October 7, 2021 9.00am - 5.00pm, followed by networking reception until 6.00pm

The 2021 programme has been developed in response to feedback and insight from sector experts and will deliver the most up-to-date developments in key topic areas of VAT, tax, investment, risk and strategy, alongside long-awaited networking opportunities.

We are delighted to be presenting and exhibiting at this year’s conference and are looking forward to seeing people face-to-face.

Debbie Jennings, VAT Director at Moore Kingston Smith and Mark Salway, Managing Director, Moore Kingston Fundraising & Management will be presenting on the following topics.

Fundraising in a post-COVID world

This session will consider the VAT and direct tax issues that need to be addressed now that charity fundraising has changed. Participation events, overseas treks, fundraising dinners and other face-to-face gatherings have all been unavailable during the pandemic, so fundraisers have had to consider alternative ways to generate income. Income received from new activities needs to comply with the VAT and tax rules, but arrangements can still be structured to provide maximum financial benefit.

The speakers will use the format of a charity case study to walk through the issues in a real-life context.

The rise of digital services and the VAT impact

There has been an increasing move to deliver information, events and publications online during the pandemic, and this allows participants from all countries to receive the services. This session will consider the VAT impact of providing services in a digital format, for example, where ‘in-person’ conferences and training courses have moved online, and where a customer can choose to attend a live event or download the presentation later.

The session will also look at the VAT rules for providing publications in digital format, both to UK and EU based customers. This would consider the new EU ECommerce changes that were introduced on 1 July 2021, and the importance of knowing whether the customer is in business or is a private consumer.

For more information on the conference, please visit Charity Finance Summit 2021

Date: October 7, 2021

Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm, followed by networking reception until 6.00pm

Speaker Panel:

Debbie Jennings, VAT Director, Moore Kingston Smith

Mark Salway, Managing Director, Moore Kingston Smith Fundraising & Management


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