PSTAX is delighted to announce our Pop Up Training events on 28 November 2023. We will run an online event on Teams (10.30am), and an in-person event at the National Space Centre in Leicester (1.30pm, after lunch at 12.45pm).

From March 2023, there have been significant changes to the VAT treatment of local authority leisure services. HMRC announced that, following the Chelmsford City Council case, it accepted some local authority leisure services were non-business. Since then, HMRC has been considering representations to broaden the scope of the non-business treatment, and we understand clarification will be published soon.

Additionally, following the change in treatment, several leisure providers have been approaching authorities with proposals to adopt an “agency” outsourcing model.

During the Pop Up Training events, we will cover:

  • the latest position on what services can be treated as non-business;
  • outsourcing – how might an agency model work, and what the risks are; and
  • what local authorities should do now.

The Training will be relevant to all local authorities providing leisure services, whether from leisure centres, schools and community centres, or outdoor venues and open spaces.


PSTAX Pop-Up training

Pop-Up training events are designed to give delegates a practical update to their VAT knowledge on topical events and developments. A programme of Pop-Up training events will be published soon, but we will add to these when developments occur with VAT implications.

The cost of attending Pop-Up VAT training is £150 for PSTAX Club subscribers and £167 for other delegates. A 10% discount is available for bookings for three or more delegates. PSTAX Club subscribers can also purchase and use Learning Vouchers for PSTAX Pop-Up training events.