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Over the weekend of 5-7 September, over 20 Liaison staff and clients undertook the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ to raise funds for the Amani Children’s Charity. The team were tasked with climbing Snowden, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike within 24 hours. The Amani Charity is based in North East Tanzania. It provides a place of peace […]


Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner, or new to NHS VAT, there are three key topics that are at the top of the list for both advisors and NHS finance staff. Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know: 1 New Contracted Out Services (COS) code 14 guidance due out soon HMRC is due […]


  Liaison Technical Update | View online | Unsubscribe To ensure you don't miss any future updates, add @liaison-nhs.co.uk to your safe sender list. About  VAT & Financial Management  Workforce Management  Contact Us Share Update July 2015 New guidance on COS VAT recovery for NHS and government departments As we reported in our previous update, HMRC published [...]


HMRC wrote to NHS bodies in December 2013 notifying them that with immediate effect VAT should be claimed on the VAT return covered by the tax point of the service (normally the date of the invoice) and not any other date such as payment date or processing date. As many NHS accounting systems were (and […]


Many NHS bodies sell cars and other vehicles from time to time and the VAT treatment can be confusing.  This is because for many normal businesses sales of cars will be exempt from VAT, but as is often the case, the rules for the NHS are different. The basic rules for the NHS are as […]