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Autumn/Winter 2021

Insights, updates and webinars for the schools sector.
Tina Allison

The autumn/winter 2021 edition of our Independent Schools newsletter is now live. You can view all the articles below and download your copy. We are here to help so if there is anything you would like to talk to us about please contact us.

 

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Tina Allison

Independent Schools Newsletter: Autumn/Winter 2021

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic schools must take the opportunity to consider strategic risk and how they are going to address those risks.
Many charitable bodies including schools use trading subsidiaries to carry out their non-charitable activities.
Ten important things to be consider when providing living accommodation to your employees.
This article summarises current issues and provides details on an approach that is commonplace when HMRC undertake VAT inspections.
Schools hold considerable amounts of sensitive personal data – all of which present a security risk which has to be managed.
This article considers some simple steps to declutter and revisit the Governors' Report layout.
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic schools must take the opportunity to consider strategic risk and how they are going to address those risks.
Many charitable bodies including schools use trading subsidiaries to carry out their non-charitable activities.
Ten important things to be consider when providing living accommodation to your employees.
This article summarises current issues and provides details on an approach that is commonplace when HMRC undertake VAT inspections.
Schools hold considerable amounts of sensitive personal data – all of which present a security risk which has to be managed.
This article considers some simple steps to declutter and revisit the Governors' Report layout.

Webinars

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.
VAT update for schools
This webinar, delivered by specialists in our VAT team, will provide you with practical insight into the VAT issues faced by schools in 2021.
Charity VAT update webinar 
Focusing on Brexit, COVID measures and Making Tax Digital, but also covers other VAT issues and news impacting Non Profits. 
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.
VAT update for schools
This webinar, delivered by specialists in our VAT team, will provide you with practical insight into the VAT issues faced by schools in 2021.
Charity VAT update webinar 
Focusing on Brexit, COVID measures and Making Tax Digital, but also covers other VAT issues and news impacting Non Profits. 

VAT bitesize webinars

VAT and online teaching
COVID and Cashflow
COVID and VAT Recovery
Partial Exemption
VAT and online teaching
COVID and Cashflow
COVID and VAT Recovery
Partial Exemption

Insights

In this insight we look at Cambridge University Boathouse to determine the application of sports exemption and who the ‘true beneficiary’ is.
How to protect your school and mitigate the VAT cost if a future government seeks to apply VAT to fees?
It is important for charity trustees, often the school governors, to be aware of their duties to report serious incidents to the Charity Commission.
Since our last brief there has been a further unsuccessful attempt by an FE College to exploit the decision made by the upper Tier Tribunal.
In this insight we look at Cambridge University Boathouse to determine the application of sports exemption and who the ‘true beneficiary’ is.
How to protect your school and mitigate the VAT cost if a future government seeks to apply VAT to fees?
It is important for charity trustees, often the school governors, to be aware of their duties to report serious incidents to the Charity Commission.
Since our last brief there has been a further unsuccessful attempt by an FE College to exploit the decision made by the upper Tier Tribunal.

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Tina Allison
Tina Allison
Head of Education - Non Profits
London