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Corporates

Financial Reporting Update 2023
Corporate Audit Partner and Head of Listed Businesses Matthew Stallabrass, gives a financial accounting update focused on the corporate reporting expectations for 2023/24.
Funding options for businesses
Need to raise finance? Whether you are looking to finance current activity, expansion or diversification you will learn all you need to know about available commercial funding.
Balancing risk and opportunity in cross-border remote working
The talent pool has become increasingly more global during the pandemic. Businesses are hiring remote team members more and more. We consider the issues to work through and share best practices for those responsible for managing people-related risks.
VAT for property professionals 
Covering two issues: is the property opted to tax and does a transaction constitute a transfer of a going concern? We will provide an overview of the key practical points to be aware of. 
Brexit: Online sales from 1 July 2021
Practical insight into the VAT issues faced by social purpose and non profit organisations selling goods direct to EU consumers.
Making Tax Digital for corporate businesses
Focusing on the important aspects and changes to Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) which businesses need to be compliant with for the imminent ‘hard landing’ on Thursday 1 April 2021.
Corporate reporting update
Matthew Stallabrass, Corporate Audit Partner and Head of Listed Businesses gives a financial accounting update focused on the corporate reporting expectations for 2022/23.
Brexit preparations: still time to act
Helping businesses with their final Brexit preparations, explaining the key areas of change and providing insights into how these changes can be managed.
Brexit preparations: are you ready?
Aimed at businesses involved with the cross-border trade in goods, an overview of ‘what we know so far’ and ‘what is still to be resolved’ in relation to the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU.
Getting ready for Brexit
Rob Janering, Director, VAT looks at the latest developments with Brexit, its impact on customs and the key takeaways.
Fraud and international trade
In the current climate, fraud has become more prevalent within international trade, this webinar looks at how to minimise the risk.
Getting back on a new and safe track 
Johnathan Dudley, Partner, Head of Manufacturing evaluates the key actions that can help you to get your business back on track as we exit the pandemic.
Doing business in the UK
In association with the Department for Intern-ational Trade. The focus will be on tech businesses that are looking to raise capital, invest or grow in the UK market.
Tax impacts of rent reductions and deferment
Lockdown agreements between landlords and tenants are taking many forms but we look at the three most popular options.
Financial reporting update
Two part webinar - covering guidance from FRC, practical issues such as concessions granted by Companies House and other government financial support measures.
Taxation update
Including March 2020 Budget, the new £1 million CGT limit for owner managers, July emergency Budget announcements, extension of the CJRS furlough scheme and an update on VAT developments.
Cybercrime: fix the most common vulnerabilities
Looking at the cybercrime risks facing listed businesses and preventative measures you can put in place.
Financial Accounting upddate: IFRS
Helping to ensure finance teams are prepared in light of the continually changing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Construction Industry Scheme 
CIS: a refesher for contractors and deemed contractors.
Financial Reporting Update 2023
Corporate Audit Partner and Head of Listed Businesses Matthew Stallabrass, gives a financial accounting update focused on the corporate reporting expectations for 2023/24.
Funding options for businesses
Need to raise finance? Whether you are looking to finance current activity, expansion or diversification you will learn all you need to know about available commercial funding.
Balancing risk and opportunity in cross-border remote working
The talent pool has become increasingly more global during the pandemic. Businesses are hiring remote team members more and more. We consider the issues to work through and share best practices for those responsible for managing people-related risks.
VAT for property professionals 
Covering two issues: is the property opted to tax and does a transaction constitute a transfer of a going concern? We will provide an overview of the key practical points to be aware of. 
Brexit: Online sales from 1 July 2021
Practical insight into the VAT issues faced by social purpose and non profit organisations selling goods direct to EU consumers.
Making Tax Digital for corporate businesses
Focusing on the important aspects and changes to Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) which businesses need to be compliant with for the imminent ‘hard landing’ on Thursday 1 April 2021.
Corporate reporting update
Matthew Stallabrass, Corporate Audit Partner and Head of Listed Businesses gives a financial accounting update focused on the corporate reporting expectations for 2022/23.
Brexit preparations: still time to act
Helping businesses with their final Brexit preparations, explaining the key areas of change and providing insights into how these changes can be managed.
Brexit preparations: are you ready?
Aimed at businesses involved with the cross-border trade in goods, an overview of ‘what we know so far’ and ‘what is still to be resolved’ in relation to the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU.
Getting ready for Brexit
Rob Janering, Director, VAT looks at the latest developments with Brexit, its impact on customs and the key takeaways.
Fraud and international trade
In the current climate, fraud has become more prevalent within international trade, this webinar looks at how to minimise the risk.
Getting back on a new and safe track 
Johnathan Dudley, Partner, Head of Manufacturing evaluates the key actions that can help you to get your business back on track as we exit the pandemic.
Doing business in the UK
In association with the Department for Intern-ational Trade. The focus will be on tech businesses that are looking to raise capital, invest or grow in the UK market.
Tax impacts of rent reductions and deferment
Lockdown agreements between landlords and tenants are taking many forms but we look at the three most popular options.
Financial reporting update
Two part webinar - covering guidance from FRC, practical issues such as concessions granted by Companies House and other government financial support measures.
Taxation update
Including March 2020 Budget, the new £1 million CGT limit for owner managers, July emergency Budget announcements, extension of the CJRS furlough scheme and an update on VAT developments.
Cybercrime: fix the most common vulnerabilities
Looking at the cybercrime risks facing listed businesses and preventative measures you can put in place.
Financial Accounting upddate: IFRS
Helping to ensure finance teams are prepared in light of the continually changing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Construction Industry Scheme 
CIS: a refesher for contractors and deemed contractors.

Employment tax

IR35 update
Covering the off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35), which came into effect on 6 April 2021. The webinar is relevant for end clients and agencies who have to apply the IR35 rules.
Managing your cashflow with CBILS and CJRS
How your business can successfully apply for these two government-backed schemes to help you manage your cashflow.
Off payroll working
Key things that organisations currently need to know when dealing with off payroll workers and the changes ahead.
Construction Industry Scheme 
CIS: a refesher for contractors and deemed contractors.
IR35 update
Covering the off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35), which came into effect on 6 April 2021. The webinar is relevant for end clients and agencies who have to apply the IR35 rules.
Managing your cashflow with CBILS and CJRS
How your business can successfully apply for these two government-backed schemes to help you manage your cashflow.
Off payroll working
Key things that organisations currently need to know when dealing with off payroll workers and the changes ahead.
Construction Industry Scheme 
CIS: a refesher for contractors and deemed contractors.

Financial Planning

Lessons from the Pandemic
Explaining the strategies employed by the Financial Planning team in supporting clients through volatile markets and the important lessons learned from the last 18 months, 
Lessons from the Pandemic
Explaining the strategies employed by the Financial Planning team in supporting clients through volatile markets and the important lessons learned from the last 18 months, 

Forensic 

Cybercrime and fraud update
Fraud and cybercrime have surged across the world in the last few years as more organisations have moved to support remote working and introduced new technologies to deliver digital processes.
Fraud and cybercrime
Focusing broadly on the significant fraud and cybercrime threats facing businesses today. Also discussing the measures that you can take to protect yourself and begin to fight back in 2021.
An introduction to cyber security
Covering the fundamentals of cyber security, including commonly used terms and governance.
Diagnosing the organisation’s vulnerabilities
Covering the steps you can take to diagnose its cyber vulnerabilities, addressing the identification, assessment and understanding of cyber security risks.
Strengthening resilience
Ensuring adequate cyber security requires core issues are actively managed. This sessions will describe what the core issues are and explain why they matter.
Incident response
It is not a question of if there will be a cyber incident, it is a question of when it will happen. We will cover how an organisation should prepare for an incident.
Fraud and international trade
In the current climate, fraud has become more prevalent within international trade, this webinar looks at how to minimise the risk.
Cybercrime: effective protection for SMEs
Covering the best approach for managing your cybercrime protection and the five important stages to consider - Prevent, Protect, Defend, React, Recover.
COVID-19 and cybercrime
Addressing some immediate areas to think about and focus on e.g. what to look out for in the current pandemic, how to protect yourselves and your employees.
COVID-19 and fraud 
What you need to do NOW, and in the current situation where face-to-face contact is difficult, and in what capacity,  Crowe can undertake investigations remotely.
Cybercrime: fix the most common vulnerabilities
Looking at the cybercrime risks facing listed businesses and preventative measures you can put in place.
Cybercrime and fraud update
Fraud and cybercrime have surged across the world in the last few years as more organisations have moved to support remote working and introduced new technologies to deliver digital processes.
Fraud and cybercrime
Focusing broadly on the significant fraud and cybercrime threats facing businesses today. Also discussing the measures that you can take to protect yourself and begin to fight back in 2021.
An introduction to cyber security
Covering the fundamentals of cyber security, including commonly used terms and governance.
Diagnosing the organisation’s vulnerabilities
Covering the steps you can take to diagnose its cyber vulnerabilities, addressing the identification, assessment and understanding of cyber security risks.
Strengthening resilience
Ensuring adequate cyber security requires core issues are actively managed. This sessions will describe what the core issues are and explain why they matter.
Incident response
It is not a question of if there will be a cyber incident, it is a question of when it will happen. We will cover how an organisation should prepare for an incident.
Fraud and international trade
In the current climate, fraud has become more prevalent within international trade, this webinar looks at how to minimise the risk.
Cybercrime: effective protection for SMEs
Covering the best approach for managing your cybercrime protection and the five important stages to consider - Prevent, Protect, Defend, React, Recover.
COVID-19 and cybercrime
Addressing some immediate areas to think about and focus on e.g. what to look out for in the current pandemic, how to protect yourselves and your employees.
COVID-19 and fraud 
What you need to do NOW, and in the current situation where face-to-face contact is difficult, and in what capacity,  Crowe can undertake investigations remotely.
Cybercrime: fix the most common vulnerabilities
Looking at the cybercrime risks facing listed businesses and preventative measures you can put in place.

Pensions funds

Managing pension governance and risk effectively
Highlights from the 2020 Risk Management Report and the impact this has on the governance of pension schemes including challenges faced by Trustees in 2020, fraud and cybercrime, and operational/governance changes.
PASA Cybercrime guidance
Pensions Administration Standards Association launch new cybercrime guidance for pensions administrators. Guidance and commentary from Jim Gee, Crowe and Lucy Stone, The Pensions Regulator. 
GMP equalisations
Many pension funds will now have to take actions to ensure that they are complying with GMP equalisations requirements and the many considerations involved.
IORP II: focusing on internal audit
How internal audit can complement schemes risk management, and practical steps to ensure you have robust assurance around key controls.
SORP 2018
After the publications of the 2018 Pensions SORP, we reflect on the changes and whether schemes could early adopt.
Managing pension governance and risk effectively
Highlights from the 2020 Risk Management Report and the impact this has on the governance of pension schemes including challenges faced by Trustees in 2020, fraud and cybercrime, and operational/governance changes.
PASA Cybercrime guidance
Pensions Administration Standards Association launch new cybercrime guidance for pensions administrators. Guidance and commentary from Jim Gee, Crowe and Lucy Stone, The Pensions Regulator. 
GMP equalisations
Many pension funds will now have to take actions to ensure that they are complying with GMP equalisations requirements and the many considerations involved.
IORP II: focusing on internal audit
How internal audit can complement schemes risk management, and practical steps to ensure you have robust assurance around key controls.
SORP 2018
After the publications of the 2018 Pensions SORP, we reflect on the changes and whether schemes could early adopt.

Private Clients

Residential property tax and investment outlook for 2024
With higher interest rates impacting the residential property market, along with planning delays and a lack of strategic direction, should you invest or divest your residential property portfolio?
Property Tax for residential landlords
Our Property tax webinar takes you through the property lifecycle to analyse the tax efficiency at each stage
20 years of SDLT
Our webinar outlines the main provisions, and delves into some common misconceptions / hot topics, along with highlighting some recent cases.
Inheritance Tax planning
Following the 2022 Autumn Statement, and with family front of mind, we offer you a timely look at Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning alongside a general review of what options are available to secure your wealth.
SDLT non-residence surcharge update
A new 2% surcharge has been introduced for SDLT purposes on acquisition of the residential property for 'non-residents'. Workflows help determine whether you or your clients would be 'non-resident' for these purposes.
Financial Planning by numbers
Sharing positive outcomes achieved for our clients by structuring and managing their finances pragmatically and appropriately over the years. 
Residential property tax for landlords
Mark Stemp will identify tax planning opportunities and share knowledge on the tax changes facing residential landlords, areas such as CGT, SDLT, MTD, Loan interest tax relief restrictions etc.  
Inheritance Tax: Debunking the myths
Discussing the importance of effective but simple IHT planning, understanding the residential nil rate band, Will planning, LPAS, Lifetime planning, Trusts and much more.
SDLT update
For advisors to private clients covering some of the SDLT issues that your clients may face by when buying a home, including the latest HMRC guidance, SDLT holiday, SDLT payable along with some recent case studies.
CGT reporting requirements for UK residential property
This webinar for advisors to private clients looks at an overview of the new requirements and some examples of when a gain will need to be reported.
Residential property tax and investment outlook for 2024
With higher interest rates impacting the residential property market, along with planning delays and a lack of strategic direction, should you invest or divest your residential property portfolio?
Property Tax for residential landlords
Our Property tax webinar takes you through the property lifecycle to analyse the tax efficiency at each stage
20 years of SDLT
Our webinar outlines the main provisions, and delves into some common misconceptions / hot topics, along with highlighting some recent cases.
Inheritance Tax planning
Following the 2022 Autumn Statement, and with family front of mind, we offer you a timely look at Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning alongside a general review of what options are available to secure your wealth.
SDLT non-residence surcharge update
A new 2% surcharge has been introduced for SDLT purposes on acquisition of the residential property for 'non-residents'. Workflows help determine whether you or your clients would be 'non-resident' for these purposes.
Financial Planning by numbers
Sharing positive outcomes achieved for our clients by structuring and managing their finances pragmatically and appropriately over the years. 
Residential property tax for landlords
Mark Stemp will identify tax planning opportunities and share knowledge on the tax changes facing residential landlords, areas such as CGT, SDLT, MTD, Loan interest tax relief restrictions etc.  
Inheritance Tax: Debunking the myths
Discussing the importance of effective but simple IHT planning, understanding the residential nil rate band, Will planning, LPAS, Lifetime planning, Trusts and much more.
SDLT update
For advisors to private clients covering some of the SDLT issues that your clients may face by when buying a home, including the latest HMRC guidance, SDLT holiday, SDLT payable along with some recent case studies.
CGT reporting requirements for UK residential property
This webinar for advisors to private clients looks at an overview of the new requirements and some examples of when a gain will need to be reported.

Professional Practices

New Partners
Three webinars for partners new to the business covering: accounts and management information, partners' personal tax and personal financial planning.
VAT treatment of disbursements
Following the Brabners case, we look at the Court of Appeal's decision and the technical position, what it could mean for firms and the practical actions to take.
New Partners
Three webinars for partners new to the business covering: accounts and management information, partners' personal tax and personal financial planning.
VAT treatment of disbursements
Following the Brabners case, we look at the Court of Appeal's decision and the technical position, what it could mean for firms and the practical actions to take.

Social Purpose and Non Profit

Outlook for 2024: Risks and opportunities for governance and assurance
Building on the learnings from our inaugural Internal Audit Conference, our specialist team will share insights to help you prepare for the challenges and opportunities that may lie ahead.
Social Care Conference 2023
Focusing on the theme of ‘People, transformation and financial sustainability’. Addressing the key considerations for today and the months ahead.

VAT for Trade Unions
Our virtual VAT training course for finance staff operating in trade unions, will cover a mixture of topics, ranging from new penalty regime, COVID-19 measures, Making Tax Digital and reverse charges.
Emerging Issues Conference 2023
Our expert panel bring together a wealth of knowledge from the social purpose and non profit sector and beyond. This webinar will help you prepare your organisation for the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Navigating the Capital Goods Scheme
Providing a practical guidance on the Capital Goods Scheme, with an understanding of what items are covered and the next steps for your organisation. 
Understanding key VAT issues for membership bodies and professional bodies
Focusing on common issues and the essential rules, with both exemption and membership apportionment impacting the amount of VAT due to HMRC, it continues to be a complex area to navigate. 
Charities: People and conduct risk
In this climate it is more important than ever to manage the wellbeing of your staff, mitigating potential turnover issues that can arise and impact organisational sustainability.
Charities: Managing Investments and Reserves
Phil Smithyes, Partner and Head of Financial Planning takes you through the key steps when determining your charities investment strategy looking at risk vs reward.
Charity VAT update
VAT can be a complex area for non-profits. Our next bi-annual charity VAT update will focus on the ongoing issues affecting the sector, plus other VAT issues and news that may impact your organisation. 
Social Housing VAT update 2023
Covering VAT issues seen arising at housing associations over the last year, VAT changes in the pipeline relevant to the sector, and the VAT impacts of the current environment for Social Housing providers.
Managing INGOs through uncertainty: rebuild, rebalance, renew
Our 2023 INGO conference will bring together an exciting range of expert speakers from across the sector, to help guide you through some key areas to consider.
Charities: Emerging risks and priorities for governance and assurance during 2023
In this session our specialist risk and assurance team will take a look at the key areas of governance and assurance facing the sector, to help prioritise and plan ahead.
Independent schools: navigating uncertainty
Our tax and sector experts discuss the key issues and potential impact of changes that independent schools should consider. We will discuss VAT on school fees and the potential impact of changes to charitable tax reliefs.
Emerging Issues Conference 2022
Our two hour virtual conference will focus on the important emerging issues charities are facing as they navigate this challenging period. Packed with unmissable insights for charities.
Charity VAT update 
VAT can be a complex area for non profits. Our bi-annual charity VAT update will focus on the ongoing issues affecting the sector, plus other VAT issues and news that may impact your organisation.
Impact of ESG on charity risk, reserves and strategy
Social purpose and non profit organisations are often held to a higher ethical standard than other sectors by the general public. Discussing how to identify, record and report on important matters and provide relevant examples of good practice.
VAT update for care providers
Short update on charging VAT on care services, current matters affecting the novation process, local authorities and NHS trusts that agrees to the process, agencies providing temporary staff.
VAT for school building projects
Helping you better navigate the VAT rules covering zero-rate, 5% rate, potential pitfalls, opting to tax land and buildings and selling commercial property.
VAT for fundraising
The latest guidance, VAT exemptions and updates, this session covers liability of income from fundraising events, conditions for VAT exemption, specific scenarios and common misconceptions, supporter packages and sponsorship.
An Introduction to Digital Currencies with HSBC
HSBC will provide an introduction to digital currencies. Our specialists will discuss accounting as well as the risk and governance arrangements which should be factored in.
VAT reverse charge
Looking at the VAT reverse charge including why it started, when it started, how it works, when it applies, concessions and considerations and practical implications for those not registered for VAT.
VAT on letting buildings and facilities
Practical guidance on domestic VAT reverse charge rules and when and how they apply, along with the various complex rules regarding the letting of property and facilities nd how to determine the correct VAT treatment.
VAT update for Independent Schools
Latest VAT news impacting independent schools, covering remote learning, summer schools and letting facilities, reverse charge, COVID-19 and VAT, MTD for VAT, VAT and building projects and lastly partial Exemption methods.
INGO Conference 2022
A virtual series of webinars. The Conference is spilt into four short sessions taking place over consecutive weeks and will focus around the theme of 'ESG: Strategy, structure, risk and resilience'
Social Care Conference 2021
Over four sessions Crowe specialists and industry experts discuss the big issues and opportunities in the sector during this challenging time and looking to the future. 
Academies: Technical update and risk management
For accountants, school business managers and governors covering auditing standards and accounting requirements which will impact on disclosures in the 2021 financial statements.
Independent Schools technical update
A timely update for accountants, bursars and governors who may be finalising their 2021 financial accounts or want to be updated with the latest changes.
VAT update for Section 33 Bodies - Academies, Air Ambulances and Hospices
Providing ‘Section 33’ bodies covering Air Ambulances, Hospices and Academies) an overview of the main VAT issues currently affecting them.
Independent Schools: navigating uncertainty
Over the past year we have seen the political debate of VAT on school fees intensify once again, causing further uncertainty in an already challenging environment.
The evolving Role of the Audit Committee
Looking at the role of the audit committee and how this has been evolving in light of the current challenges.
Making Tax Digital for non profits
Covering the important aspects and changes to Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) which non profits need to be compliant with for the imminent ‘hard landing’ on 1 April 2021.
How technology is transforming the charity sector
Addressing some of the challenges charities face, how charities consider their digital strategies, along with fraud and cybercrime and what you can do about it.
Introduction to the Good Financial Grant Practice Certification
Looking at grand funding, the challenges facing INGOs, overview of the Global Grant Community, role of the GFGP, and Certification process and benefits.
Crowe and IRM: Perspectives across the sector - the Nursing and Midwifery Council
We hear from the NMC in the first of our risk management webinar series as they share their experiences of their COVID-19 response.
Improving efficiency and productivity
Focusing on the areas that charities need to address to improve their efficiency and productivity.
Governance for charities in a VUCA world
Delivering your charitable objectives and carrying out good governance in a VUCA world is far from easy, we explore the important areas you need to be addressing.
Demonstrating your charity's impact
We will explore impact reporting as an important tool for enabling organisations to improve their strategic and operational decision making by aligning these with the charity's strategic objectives.
Three lines of Defence model
A joint webinar with the Institute of Internal Auditors on the Three Lines of Defence (3LOD) model, its strengths and weaknesses.
Starting, growing and selling
From start-up to exit, a family owned business often needs to think about its current and future funding requirements.
Outlook for 2024: Risks and opportunities for governance and assurance
Building on the learnings from our inaugural Internal Audit Conference, our specialist team will share insights to help you prepare for the challenges and opportunities that may lie ahead.
Social Care Conference 2023
Focusing on the theme of ‘People, transformation and financial sustainability’. Addressing the key considerations for today and the months ahead.

VAT for Trade Unions
Our virtual VAT training course for finance staff operating in trade unions, will cover a mixture of topics, ranging from new penalty regime, COVID-19 measures, Making Tax Digital and reverse charges.
Emerging Issues Conference 2023
Our expert panel bring together a wealth of knowledge from the social purpose and non profit sector and beyond. This webinar will help you prepare your organisation for the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Navigating the Capital Goods Scheme
Providing a practical guidance on the Capital Goods Scheme, with an understanding of what items are covered and the next steps for your organisation. 
Understanding key VAT issues for membership bodies and professional bodies
Focusing on common issues and the essential rules, with both exemption and membership apportionment impacting the amount of VAT due to HMRC, it continues to be a complex area to navigate. 
Charities: People and conduct risk
In this climate it is more important than ever to manage the wellbeing of your staff, mitigating potential turnover issues that can arise and impact organisational sustainability.
Charities: Managing Investments and Reserves
Phil Smithyes, Partner and Head of Financial Planning takes you through the key steps when determining your charities investment strategy looking at risk vs reward.
Charity VAT update
VAT can be a complex area for non-profits. Our next bi-annual charity VAT update will focus on the ongoing issues affecting the sector, plus other VAT issues and news that may impact your organisation. 
Social Housing VAT update 2023
Covering VAT issues seen arising at housing associations over the last year, VAT changes in the pipeline relevant to the sector, and the VAT impacts of the current environment for Social Housing providers.
Managing INGOs through uncertainty: rebuild, rebalance, renew
Our 2023 INGO conference will bring together an exciting range of expert speakers from across the sector, to help guide you through some key areas to consider.
Charities: Emerging risks and priorities for governance and assurance during 2023
In this session our specialist risk and assurance team will take a look at the key areas of governance and assurance facing the sector, to help prioritise and plan ahead.
Independent schools: navigating uncertainty
Our tax and sector experts discuss the key issues and potential impact of changes that independent schools should consider. We will discuss VAT on school fees and the potential impact of changes to charitable tax reliefs.
Emerging Issues Conference 2022
Our two hour virtual conference will focus on the important emerging issues charities are facing as they navigate this challenging period. Packed with unmissable insights for charities.
Charity VAT update 
VAT can be a complex area for non profits. Our bi-annual charity VAT update will focus on the ongoing issues affecting the sector, plus other VAT issues and news that may impact your organisation.
Impact of ESG on charity risk, reserves and strategy
Social purpose and non profit organisations are often held to a higher ethical standard than other sectors by the general public. Discussing how to identify, record and report on important matters and provide relevant examples of good practice.
VAT update for care providers
Short update on charging VAT on care services, current matters affecting the novation process, local authorities and NHS trusts that agrees to the process, agencies providing temporary staff.
VAT for school building projects
Helping you better navigate the VAT rules covering zero-rate, 5% rate, potential pitfalls, opting to tax land and buildings and selling commercial property.
VAT for fundraising
The latest guidance, VAT exemptions and updates, this session covers liability of income from fundraising events, conditions for VAT exemption, specific scenarios and common misconceptions, supporter packages and sponsorship.
An Introduction to Digital Currencies with HSBC
HSBC will provide an introduction to digital currencies. Our specialists will discuss accounting as well as the risk and governance arrangements which should be factored in.
VAT reverse charge
Looking at the VAT reverse charge including why it started, when it started, how it works, when it applies, concessions and considerations and practical implications for those not registered for VAT.
VAT on letting buildings and facilities
Practical guidance on domestic VAT reverse charge rules and when and how they apply, along with the various complex rules regarding the letting of property and facilities nd how to determine the correct VAT treatment.
VAT update for Independent Schools
Latest VAT news impacting independent schools, covering remote learning, summer schools and letting facilities, reverse charge, COVID-19 and VAT, MTD for VAT, VAT and building projects and lastly partial Exemption methods.
INGO Conference 2022
A virtual series of webinars. The Conference is spilt into four short sessions taking place over consecutive weeks and will focus around the theme of 'ESG: Strategy, structure, risk and resilience'
Social Care Conference 2021
Over four sessions Crowe specialists and industry experts discuss the big issues and opportunities in the sector during this challenging time and looking to the future. 
Academies: Technical update and risk management
For accountants, school business managers and governors covering auditing standards and accounting requirements which will impact on disclosures in the 2021 financial statements.
Independent Schools technical update
A timely update for accountants, bursars and governors who may be finalising their 2021 financial accounts or want to be updated with the latest changes.
VAT update for Section 33 Bodies - Academies, Air Ambulances and Hospices
Providing ‘Section 33’ bodies covering Air Ambulances, Hospices and Academies) an overview of the main VAT issues currently affecting them.
Independent Schools: navigating uncertainty
Over the past year we have seen the political debate of VAT on school fees intensify once again, causing further uncertainty in an already challenging environment.
The evolving Role of the Audit Committee
Looking at the role of the audit committee and how this has been evolving in light of the current challenges.
Making Tax Digital for non profits
Covering the important aspects and changes to Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) which non profits need to be compliant with for the imminent ‘hard landing’ on 1 April 2021.
How technology is transforming the charity sector
Addressing some of the challenges charities face, how charities consider their digital strategies, along with fraud and cybercrime and what you can do about it.
Introduction to the Good Financial Grant Practice Certification
Looking at grand funding, the challenges facing INGOs, overview of the Global Grant Community, role of the GFGP, and Certification process and benefits.
Crowe and IRM: Perspectives across the sector - the Nursing and Midwifery Council
We hear from the NMC in the first of our risk management webinar series as they share their experiences of their COVID-19 response.
Improving efficiency and productivity
Focusing on the areas that charities need to address to improve their efficiency and productivity.
Governance for charities in a VUCA world
Delivering your charitable objectives and carrying out good governance in a VUCA world is far from easy, we explore the important areas you need to be addressing.
Demonstrating your charity's impact
We will explore impact reporting as an important tool for enabling organisations to improve their strategic and operational decision making by aligning these with the charity's strategic objectives.
Three lines of Defence model
A joint webinar with the Institute of Internal Auditors on the Three Lines of Defence (3LOD) model, its strengths and weaknesses.
Starting, growing and selling
From start-up to exit, a family owned business often needs to think about its current and future funding requirements.

Tax Resolutions

Finance Act 2020: Coronavirus receipts and penalties 
John Cassidy, looks at the details of the Finance Act 2020, penalties and what this means for companies using the coronavirus job retention scheme. 
Top 10 myths about HMRC enquiries
Webinar with John Cassidy, our resident myth buster when it comes to HMRC enquiries.
Avoiding tax professional negligence claims
John Cassidy provides some useful tips and advice on how to avoid claims of professional negligence regarding tax matters.
Worldwide Disclosure Facility
Sean Wakeman walks you through Worldwide Disclosure Facility and how it can be used effectively. 
Let Property Campaign
Own rental property, but not sure how to disclose tax? Hayley explains HMRC’s Let Property Campaign, and how it can be used to correct past non-compliance.
Discovery Assessment
Discovery assessment
can be very complex, Mark Ayre explores the key points and latest developments. 
Reasonable excuse in the real world
Ian Shirley brings reasonable excuse to life with examples of where they have been successfully used.
Top 10 tips on dealing with HMRC in lockdown
Sean Wakeman, National Head of Tax Resolutions, gives his top 10 tips on how to deal with HMRC while we are in lockdown. 
Reasonable excuse in an unreasonable world
John Cassidy unravels the mystery of 'reasonable excuse' and how it can
be used to reduce penalties issued by HMRC. 
Finance Act 2020: Coronavirus receipts and penalties 
John Cassidy, looks at the details of the Finance Act 2020, penalties and what this means for companies using the coronavirus job retention scheme. 
Top 10 myths about HMRC enquiries
Webinar with John Cassidy, our resident myth buster when it comes to HMRC enquiries.
Avoiding tax professional negligence claims
John Cassidy provides some useful tips and advice on how to avoid claims of professional negligence regarding tax matters.
Worldwide Disclosure Facility
Sean Wakeman walks you through Worldwide Disclosure Facility and how it can be used effectively. 
Let Property Campaign
Own rental property, but not sure how to disclose tax? Hayley explains HMRC’s Let Property Campaign, and how it can be used to correct past non-compliance.
Discovery Assessment
Discovery assessment
can be very complex, Mark Ayre explores the key points and latest developments. 
Reasonable excuse in the real world
Ian Shirley brings reasonable excuse to life with examples of where they have been successfully used.
Top 10 tips on dealing with HMRC in lockdown
Sean Wakeman, National Head of Tax Resolutions, gives his top 10 tips on how to deal with HMRC while we are in lockdown. 
Reasonable excuse in an unreasonable world
John Cassidy unravels the mystery of 'reasonable excuse' and how it can
be used to reduce penalties issued by HMRC. 

VAT and Customs Duty

Social Care Conference 2023
Focusing on the theme of ‘People, transformation and financial sustainability’. Addressing the key considerations for today and the months ahead.

VAT for Trade Unions
Our virtual VAT training course for finance staff operating in trade unions, will cover a mixture of topics, ranging from new penalty regime, COVID-19 measures, Making Tax Digital and reverse charges.
Navigating the Capital Goods Scheme
Providing a practical guidance on the Capital Goods Scheme, with an understanding of what items are covered and the next steps for your organisation. 
Understanding key VAT issues for membership bodies and professional bodies
Focusing on common issues and the essential rules, with both exemption and membership apportionment impacting the amount of VAT due to HMRC, it continues to be a complex area to navigate. 
VAT penalty and interest rules 2023
Introduced in January 2023, these new penalties are very different to the VAT default surcharge regime they replace. Stronger penalties are charged for those that take longer to comply.
E-commerce in the UK and EU
Delivered by Crowe specialists from the UK and EU, will look at movement of stock, customs, VAT reporting and EU rules for platform trading applicable to e-commerce retailers. 
Social Housing VAT update 2023
Covering VAT issues seen arising at housing associations over the last year, VAT changes in the pipeline relevant to the sector, and the VAT impacts of the current environment for Social Housing providers.
VAT in a digital age
This webinar will look at the European Commission's recently published VAT in the Digital Age proposals.
VAT for Trade Unions
Aimed at those dealing with VAT accounting on a day-to-day basis, who wish to update their knowledge and find out the latest news and guidance.
Charity VAT update 
VAT can be a complex area for non profits. Our bi-annual charity VAT update will focus on the ongoing issues affecting the sector, plus other VAT issues and news that may impact your organisation.
UK Customs – Autumn update
We look at the current issues to be aware of for businesses and organisations importing and exporting goods to and from the UK. 
VAT on e-commerce in the EU and UK
How VAT is accounted for e-commerce sales in the EU and the UK. Our team look at how the rules work in practice in the EU and UK, and what solutions are available to account for VAT correctly.
VAT update for care providers
Short update on charging VAT on care services, current matters affecting the novation process, local authorities and NHS trusts that agrees to the process, agencies providing temporary staff.
VAT for school building projects
Helping you better navigate the VAT rules covering zero-rate, 5% rate, potential pitfalls, opting to tax land and buildings and selling commercial property.
VAT for fundraising
The latest guidance, VAT exemptions and updates, this session covers liability of income from fundraising events, conditions for VAT exemption, specific scenarios and common misconceptions, supporter packages and sponsorship.
Safeguarding and Trade Remedies, Potential Mitigation Strategies
Hosted by The Confederation of British Metalformers, we explain some of the background to steel safeguard measures, which impose an additional 25% in duty on imports of certain metals to the UK.
VAT reverse charge
Looking at the VAT reverse charge including why it started, when it started, how it works, when it applies, concessions and considerations and practical implications for those not registered for VAT.
VAT on letting buildings and facilities
Practical guidance on domestic VAT reverse charge rules and when and how they apply, along with the various complex rules regarding the letting of property and facilities nd how to determine the correct VAT treatment.
VAT update for Independent Schools
Latest VAT news impacting independent schools, covering remote learning, summer schools and letting facilities, reverse charge, COVID-19 and VAT, MTD for VAT, VAT and building projects and lastly partial Exemption methods.
Brexit one year on
The VAT and Customs considerations, looking back at the big impacts and learnings from the last year since Brexit took place.
Are you aware of Plastic Packaging tax?
An overview of the Plastic Packaging Tax obligations and implications.
Brexit: Online sales from 1 July 2021
Practical insight into the VAT issues faced by social purpose and non profit organisations selling goods direct to EU consumers.
VAT update for Section 33 Bodies - Academies, Air Ambulances and Hospices
Providing ‘Section 33’ bodies covering Air Ambulances, Hospices and Academies) an overview of the main VAT issues currently affecting them.
Brexit: The practical experience from both sides of the channel
Crowe specialists from the UK and the EU will provide important lessons and insights into the tax and legal implications from the transition. 
Independent Schools: navigating uncertainty
Over the past year we have seen the political debate of VAT on school fees intensify once again, causing further uncertainty in an already challenging environment.
The Brexit deal - what was agreed, and what does it mean?
Our VAT and Customs specialists will look at the TCA's impact on trade between the UK and EU, and summarise post-deal issues now that the dust has started to settle. 
Making Tax Digital for non profits
Covering the important aspects and changes to Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) which non profits need to be compliant with for the imminent ‘hard landing’ on 1 April 2021.
Making Tax Digital for corporate businesses
Focusing on the important aspects and changes to Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) which businesses need to be compliant with for the imminent ‘hard landing’ on Thursday 1 April 2021.
Domestic reverse charge on construction services
Implementation of DRC has been further delayed to 1 March 2021. Covering the new DRC rules impacting all businesses that are registered for VAT in the construction sector or those receiving construction service.
Change to VAT treatment of damages and compensation
HMRC is proposing to change its interpretation of a wide range of compensation payments, including dilapidations, liquidated damages, early termination charges and penalty clauses. 
Converting surplus offices and shops
Covers VAT, direct tax, ATED and SDLT implications of acquiring non-residential building with an intention to convert them, including sub-letting and allowing community use.
Brexit preparations: still time to act
Helping businesses with their final Brexit preparations, explaining the key areas of change and providing insights into how these changes can be managed.
Brexit preparations: are you ready?
Aimed at businesses involved with the cross-border trade in goods, an overview of ‘what we know so far’ and ‘what is still to be resolved’ in relation to the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU.
Getting ready for Brexit
Rob Janering, Director, VAT looks at the latest developments with Brexit, its impact on customs and the key takeaways.
VAT cashflow planning
Looking at some of the UK VAT good 'housekeeping' items which could help your cash position, e.g. VAT Bad Debt relief, input VAT accruals, import VAT reclaims and more.
VAT bitesize webinars 
Designed to bring some certainty regarding your VAT position during these uncertain times, while supporting your team when many will be working remotely.
VAT treatment of disbursements
Following the Brabners case, we look at the Court of Appeal's decision and the technical position, what it could mean for firms and the practical actions to take.
Changes to VAT rules for EU trade in goods
Covering a number changes to EU VAT law that UK businesses may not be aware took effect from 1 January 2020.
VAT for property professionals 
Covering two issues: is the property opted to tax and does a transaction constitute a transfer of a going concern? We will provide an overview of the key practical points to be aware of. 
Social Care Conference 2023
Focusing on the theme of ‘People, transformation and financial sustainability’. Addressing the key considerations for today and the months ahead.

VAT for Trade Unions
Our virtual VAT training course for finance staff operating in trade unions, will cover a mixture of topics, ranging from new penalty regime, COVID-19 measures, Making Tax Digital and reverse charges.
Navigating the Capital Goods Scheme
Providing a practical guidance on the Capital Goods Scheme, with an understanding of what items are covered and the next steps for your organisation. 
Understanding key VAT issues for membership bodies and professional bodies
Focusing on common issues and the essential rules, with both exemption and membership apportionment impacting the amount of VAT due to HMRC, it continues to be a complex area to navigate. 
VAT penalty and interest rules 2023
Introduced in January 2023, these new penalties are very different to the VAT default surcharge regime they replace. Stronger penalties are charged for those that take longer to comply.
E-commerce in the UK and EU
Delivered by Crowe specialists from the UK and EU, will look at movement of stock, customs, VAT reporting and EU rules for platform trading applicable to e-commerce retailers. 
Social Housing VAT update 2023
Covering VAT issues seen arising at housing associations over the last year, VAT changes in the pipeline relevant to the sector, and the VAT impacts of the current environment for Social Housing providers.
VAT in a digital age
This webinar will look at the European Commission's recently published VAT in the Digital Age proposals.
VAT for Trade Unions
Aimed at those dealing with VAT accounting on a day-to-day basis, who wish to update their knowledge and find out the latest news and guidance.
Charity VAT update 
VAT can be a complex area for non profits. Our bi-annual charity VAT update will focus on the ongoing issues affecting the sector, plus other VAT issues and news that may impact your organisation.
UK Customs – Autumn update
We look at the current issues to be aware of for businesses and organisations importing and exporting goods to and from the UK. 
VAT on e-commerce in the EU and UK
How VAT is accounted for e-commerce sales in the EU and the UK. Our team look at how the rules work in practice in the EU and UK, and what solutions are available to account for VAT correctly.
VAT update for care providers
Short update on charging VAT on care services, current matters affecting the novation process, local authorities and NHS trusts that agrees to the process, agencies providing temporary staff.
VAT for school building projects
Helping you better navigate the VAT rules covering zero-rate, 5% rate, potential pitfalls, opting to tax land and buildings and selling commercial property.
VAT for fundraising
The latest guidance, VAT exemptions and updates, this session covers liability of income from fundraising events, conditions for VAT exemption, specific scenarios and common misconceptions, supporter packages and sponsorship.
Safeguarding and Trade Remedies, Potential Mitigation Strategies
Hosted by The Confederation of British Metalformers, we explain some of the background to steel safeguard measures, which impose an additional 25% in duty on imports of certain metals to the UK.
VAT reverse charge
Looking at the VAT reverse charge including why it started, when it started, how it works, when it applies, concessions and considerations and practical implications for those not registered for VAT.
VAT on letting buildings and facilities
Practical guidance on domestic VAT reverse charge rules and when and how they apply, along with the various complex rules regarding the letting of property and facilities nd how to determine the correct VAT treatment.
VAT update for Independent Schools
Latest VAT news impacting independent schools, covering remote learning, summer schools and letting facilities, reverse charge, COVID-19 and VAT, MTD for VAT, VAT and building projects and lastly partial Exemption methods.
Brexit one year on
The VAT and Customs considerations, looking back at the big impacts and learnings from the last year since Brexit took place.
Are you aware of Plastic Packaging tax?
An overview of the Plastic Packaging Tax obligations and implications.
Brexit: Online sales from 1 July 2021
Practical insight into the VAT issues faced by social purpose and non profit organisations selling goods direct to EU consumers.
VAT update for Section 33 Bodies - Academies, Air Ambulances and Hospices
Providing ‘Section 33’ bodies covering Air Ambulances, Hospices and Academies) an overview of the main VAT issues currently affecting them.
Brexit: The practical experience from both sides of the channel
Crowe specialists from the UK and the EU will provide important lessons and insights into the tax and legal implications from the transition. 
Independent Schools: navigating uncertainty
Over the past year we have seen the political debate of VAT on school fees intensify once again, causing further uncertainty in an already challenging environment.
The Brexit deal - what was agreed, and what does it mean?
Our VAT and Customs specialists will look at the TCA's impact on trade between the UK and EU, and summarise post-deal issues now that the dust has started to settle. 
Making Tax Digital for non profits
Covering the important aspects and changes to Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) which non profits need to be compliant with for the imminent ‘hard landing’ on 1 April 2021.
Making Tax Digital for corporate businesses
Focusing on the important aspects and changes to Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) which businesses need to be compliant with for the imminent ‘hard landing’ on Thursday 1 April 2021.
Domestic reverse charge on construction services
Implementation of DRC has been further delayed to 1 March 2021. Covering the new DRC rules impacting all businesses that are registered for VAT in the construction sector or those receiving construction service.
Change to VAT treatment of damages and compensation
HMRC is proposing to change its interpretation of a wide range of compensation payments, including dilapidations, liquidated damages, early termination charges and penalty clauses. 
Converting surplus offices and shops
Covers VAT, direct tax, ATED and SDLT implications of acquiring non-residential building with an intention to convert them, including sub-letting and allowing community use.
Brexit preparations: still time to act
Helping businesses with their final Brexit preparations, explaining the key areas of change and providing insights into how these changes can be managed.
Brexit preparations: are you ready?
Aimed at businesses involved with the cross-border trade in goods, an overview of ‘what we know so far’ and ‘what is still to be resolved’ in relation to the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU.
Getting ready for Brexit
Rob Janering, Director, VAT looks at the latest developments with Brexit, its impact on customs and the key takeaways.
VAT cashflow planning
Looking at some of the UK VAT good 'housekeeping' items which could help your cash position, e.g. VAT Bad Debt relief, input VAT accruals, import VAT reclaims and more.
VAT bitesize webinars 
Designed to bring some certainty regarding your VAT position during these uncertain times, while supporting your team when many will be working remotely.
VAT treatment of disbursements
Following the Brabners case, we look at the Court of Appeal's decision and the technical position, what it could mean for firms and the practical actions to take.
Changes to VAT rules for EU trade in goods
Covering a number changes to EU VAT law that UK businesses may not be aware took effect from 1 January 2020.
VAT for property professionals 
Covering two issues: is the property opted to tax and does a transaction constitute a transfer of a going concern? We will provide an overview of the key practical points to be aware of. 

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