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Profile of registrant

VAT Practitioners Group

Identification number in the register: 22551429377-07
Registration date: 21/08/12 15:33:56

The information on this organisation was last modified on 29/07/14 17:20:59
The date of the last annual update was 29/07/14 17:20:59

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: VAT Practitioners Group
Acronym: VPG
Legal status: Unincorporated Body
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Michael Conlon
Position: Chairman

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Ruth Corkin
Position: National Technical Chair

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 105 Oxhey Avenue 
Watford WD19 4HB
Telephone number: (+44) 1923 230788
Fax number: (+44) 1923 240707
Other contact information: Mrs Ruth Corkin
National Technical Chair
2 Chawley Park
Cumnor Hill
United Kingdom
Tel +44 1865 861182

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The VPG is the leading group of VAT professionals in the UK. It provides a forum for VAT practitioners to discuss all aspects of VAT law and practice and members are encouraged to exchange information and ideas between themselves (on a confidential basis) in order to further the study and knowledge of VAT amongst practitioners.
The VPG strives to establish closer links between VAT Practitioners and HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) as the tax authority responsible for VAT in the UK, with a view to establish a better understanding of how each party works.
The VPG is a well respected body for the quality of its representations to HMRC, the EU Commission and other bodies in respect of the operation of VAT law, practice and operation and was one of the bodies that submitted a representation on The Commission’s Green Paper “The Future of VAT” in 2011.
The VPG is non-political and does not actively represent the interests of any one taxpayer or sector of taxpayers. Its breadth of membership ensures that all sectors and size of taxpayer are represented.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Submission of a response to the EU Commission's Green paper on "The Future of VAT".
Submission of response to the EU Commission's consultation on the Reduced Rate of VAT
Submission of a response to the EU Commission's consultation on a European Taxpayer's Code
Application to join the EU Commission VAT Expert Group

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Customs
  • Taxation


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

EU VAT Expert Panel (member of VPG is a member of the panel)
OECD VAT Committee (Member of VPG is a member of the committee)
Joint VAT Consultative Committee (UK with HM Revenue and Customs) - VPG has a member place on the committee

Financial data

Financial year: 10/2012 - 09/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 2,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Income for the financial year to 30 September 2013 £86,105
Surplus for same year (before tax) £18,570
Reserves at end of year £125,971

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.