PSTAX Residential VAT Training for Public Sector Practitioners

Master Public Sector VAT on our immersive week-long VAT training course

Enhance your VAT skills and gain invaluable insights at PSTAX’s annual Torquay residential VAT training course, specifically designed for public sector practitioners and trainees to deepen their knowledge and stay current with the latest developments.

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Course Schedule

  • Introduction to VAT
  • Building Blocks
  • Administration of VAT
  • International transactions
  • Land and Property
  • Partial Exemption
  • Collaboration
  • Trading Companies
  • Leisure & Culture
  • SDLT
  • Police & Fire: special services, vehicles, disposal of acquired assets, Blue Light collaboration
  • When it goes wrong!

VAT Course Highlights

  • Unique and comprehensive grounding in public sector VAT
  • Dynamic approach covering recent VAT developments and their impact on public bodies
  • Modular structure for individualised learning
  • Mentoring sessions with PSTAX VAT consultants
  • Measurable learning outcomes
  • Facilitated free-range networking opportunities
  • Comprehensive course resources
  • Participative learning environment
  • Beautiful setting and after-training activities

Reserve your spot on the VAT course

Residential VAT Course Format

The course provides a relaxed, informal, and interactive learning environment with real-world examples and case studies to reinforce learning. Even if you’ve attended before, the updated content and personalised guidance ensure a valuable experience.

Booking and Costs

  • Early Bird Discount: Secure your place at the discounted rate for PSTAX Club members (£1,677.50 + VAT)
  • Course Fee: The full fee includes all meals, refreshments, accommodation, training materials, and a conference folder
  • Limited Availability: Book early to secure your spot

For those travelling from afar, accommodation on a ‘dinner, bed & breakfast’ basis can be booked for the Sunday at the additional price of £90 per delegate plus VAT.


TLH Leisure Resort, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5HS (UK)

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Why Choose PSTAX Torquay VAT Training?

  • Unparalleled Expertise

    Our trainers are highly experienced PSTAX VAT consultants, resolving over 3,300 client queries annually. This translates into in-depth knowledge of public sector VAT challenges and recent developments impacting your day-to-day work.

  • Dynamic and Evolving Curriculum

    The course goes beyond the basics, equipping you to address current taxation support needs and anticipate potential future implications for public bodies.

  • Modular Approach

    Learn at your own pace with our modular structure. Each module offers discrete learning outcomes, allowing you to focus on specific areas of interest.

  • Personalised Support

    Benefit from mentoring sessions with PSTAX consultants. Receive one-on-one or group guidance tailored to address your specific needs and reinforce your learning.

  • Measurable Progress

    Track your development with measurable outputs provided throughout the week. This feedback helps you demonstrate your learning and identify areas for further growth, both personally and professionally.

  • Unparalleled Networking Opportunities

    Forge valuable connections with fellow public sector practitioners during facilitated and free-range networking sessions.

  • I’ve attended the course twice as a delegate with a few spacer years in between. Both times have been invaluable to me, both as a beginner to VAT and subsequently as a more experienced officer to keep my skills and knowledge refreshed in line with current VAT guidance and legislation.

  • The course was extremely useful as it was solely focused on areas that were relevant to Public Sector/Local Authority tax and as such there was very little wastage that could be the case with a more generalised Tax overview.

  • Personally, I found that one of the best aspects of the time spent with the team from PSTAX was the way they interacted outside of the classroom. Delegates were made to feel very welcome and we ate, drank and had evening activities with the team. This increased trust and interaction and grew long time business associations which obviously benefit both parties.

  • The content and amount of training given was comprehensive, very little time over the whole course was wasted and although I found the learning intensive it was clearly explained, and no one was left behind. All tutors used an interactive approach with delegates and an openness within the training rapidly developed meaning questions were encouraged and answered.

  • I would highly recommend the course as it is very focused and relevant. Even those with tax experience will learn a lot and it has provided a sound base for me in this specialised area.