Training & Events

Business Matters | Tax Matters

As tax issues continue to change and challenge the finances of organisations in the culture sector, Scott Craig, Partner and Head of VAT at Azets, provides essential insight.

In this one-hour lunchtime webinar, Scott will provide an update on tax changes and highlight issues and opportunities that Azets have discovered while working with cultural bodies.

What will you learn?

Over this one-hour lunchtime session, you’ll explore:

• maximising the recovery of VAT
• VAT status of partnerships and collaborations
• corporate sponsorship and in-kind arrangements

Who is it for?

People who have responsibility for finance matters in their organisation and/or a fundraising remit and would like to better understand the benefits and pitfalls associated with fundraising activities and tax implications.

Immense knowledge of the trainer, who covered a vast range of possibilities surrounding the subject in good time and in layperson’s terms.
Webinar attendee, Wigtown Festival Company

Meet the trainers

Scott Craig

Partner & Head of VAT, Azets

Scott has specialised in VAT for over 20 years and provides advice and assistance to clients in all sectors. He works closely with a wide variety of clients, ranging from further education colleges and private schools to arts bodies such as Scottish Opera and the National Theatre of Scotland. Examples of his recent work include the review of income/expenditure for a not-for-profit body and the negotiation of VAT recovery on capital works with HMRC. Scott enjoys interacting with clients, making VAT rules understandable, resolving client issues and identifying opportunities to make savings and benefits.

Kirsty Murray

Partner, Azets

Kirsty regularly assist arts and heritage organisations on all aspects of tax, ranging from day-to-day corporate tax compliance matters to advising on the use of trading subsidiaries. She is an expert in Creative Industries Tax Reliefs, having claimed back over £12m for her clients in recent years.


Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024
Time: 12pm-1pm
FREE for C&BS members,
£35 + VAT for non-members
Category: Insight Webinars


Scott Craig
Kirsty Murray



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