Training & Events

Tax update for the culture sector – VAT matters

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

As tax issues continues to change and challenge the finances of organisations in the culture sector, Scott Craig (Azets) regularly provides essential insight as well as highlighting issues and opportunities.

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. The session will specifically address:

  • How to maximise the recovery of VAT
  • The VAT status of partnerships and collaborations
  • Fundraising and membership schemes
  • Corporate sponsorship and in-kind arrangements
  • VAT and Gift Aid

Please note that our Business Briefings are designed to provide completely up-to-date information so topic details within each session may change to reflect this.

Looking for more information about tax? Check out our Tax Tips Toolkit and Tax Relief Toolkit.

Ideal if… you have responsibility for finance matters in your organisation and/or have 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.
Session participant, Wigtown Festival Company

Meet the trainer

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.


Date: Coming soon
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Free for members,
£35 +VAT for non-members
Category: Business Briefing


Scott Craig



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