New VAT guidance on grants – what does it mean for charities?

After a long period of development, HMRC has published updated replacement guidance on the VAT treatment of grants and contracts.

CTG’s VAT Expert Group was invited to comment on a draft of the guidance and overall we feel it is an improvement, particularly the sections on indicators of the supply position and related factors to help determine whether the payment is consideration for a supply or not. You can read CTG Adviser Graham Elliott’s commentary on the implications of the changes for charities here.

On 6 March 2018, CTG will be holding an event, at which speakers will expand on this analysis of the guidance and take questions from charities. The event is being hosted by Haysmacintyre and will run from 9.00-10.30 (registration from 8.30).

If you are not able to attend this event, but would be interested in receiving updates on this issue or attending another event, please let us know at

In the event of high demand for this event, spaces may be capped at one person per organisation.

Event registration

This event is now fully booked.

Event location

Haysmacintyre, 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1AG

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