COVID19 – a tax update for the culture sector

Registration: 12:30 | Event 12:30 - 13:30


Online Event

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 | 12:30 to 13:30

Please join us for this hour-long Business Briefing – to make sure you are up-to-date with the fast-moving changes to tax in this pandemic world, as well as to possible savings and opportunities available for your business.

We are delighted to introduce old friends in a new guise. Scott Craig and Kirsty Murray from Azets will be sharing some vital updates on changes to tax that have taken place over the last few months. Many of you will be familiar with the firm’s former name Scott Moncrieff, and you will know that they have worked with Arts & Business Scotland for a number of years, to share their tax expertise with the cultural sector. While they have rebranded as Azets and are part of a global group with resources to match; its still the same people who serve Scottish cultural organisations.

Scott and Kirsty will provide a summary of the current tax issues that cultural organisations must be aware of. This will include:

  • Creative tax relief reminders
  • VAT rate reductions – impact on admissions, food/catering and accommodation. 
  • Vouchers – changes to VAT tax points
  • VAT advertising changes for charities 
  • The impact of Brexit from 1 Jan 2021 on digital supplies and the movement of goods
  • S33 VAT recovery amendments
  • Employment tax round up
  • Gift Aid reminder


A link to the webinar and joining instructions will be emailed to registered attendees closer to the time of the event.




FREE for Arts & Business Scotland members


£20 + VAT for non-members

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Cancellation policy:

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 1 week before the event date with a full refund. After this date a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (ie transferring your place to another person) for the course or event booked can be made free of charge at any time.

Arts & Business Scotland reserves the right to cancel any event or course two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However, we regret we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or venue at any time prior to the course or event. If this happens, you will be given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

Arts & Business Scotland reserves the right to amend the content of the programme of speakers where necessary.