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To Optimise your VAT


  • Support with VAT optimising strategies.

  • Partial Exemption services to maximise your cash flow.

  • Specialist VAT consultancy representing over 40 further education institutions.


At VATangles we are not afraid to challenge HRMC’s approach on the behalf of our clients. Along with our expertise in achieving significant VAT savings, our tenacity has earned us the reputation as one of the UK’s leading VAT advisors to colleges and the further education sector.


Our innovative team of experts have unique experience working with education providers across the UK and Europe to ensure every opportunity, whether it’s an exemption or a saving, is taken advantage of. As well as litigation, we provide a variety of in-depth VAT services specific to the education sector, because we understand that VAT within education can get complicated.

So, where do we come in?


We understand that within the education sector, VAT isn’t always straightforward. There are specifics and intricacies to consider, which is where we come in. We will work with you to ensure you are fully aware of your requirements, as well as investigate and uncover any benefits you may not have yet made use of. Our service includes:


Planning for VAT - the consequences of not having a thought-out plan can result in high penalties from HRMC. To ensure there are no nasty surprises, we will put our expertise of tax law to develop strategies and methods that will minimise the payable amount of VAT specific to your business.

VAT Reviews – Whether it’s reviewing how VAT is accounted for in your college training restaurant, or taking a new VAT approach for new buildings, we can conduct different levels of reviews to unearth any opportunities for savings and ensure compliance.  We also cover the Capital Goods Scheme and PR Annual Adjustment.

Reclaiming VAT - even HRMC can get it wrong sometimes, and our VAT Consultants have successfully used their in-depth knowledge of the law to lead many investigations, resulting in significant financial wins for our clients.

Bespoke training – we work with your employees to provide them with tailored skills, knowledge and confidence to ensure processes are followed, reducing the chances of expensive penalties. Whether it’s through a bespoke VAT manual from Noel or Michael advices on Making Tax Digital, we will support your business in a way that works for you.

VAT Advice & Guidance – whether you’ve got questions about optimising your VAT treatment, or you require in-depth analysis and advice on an issue with HRMC, our expert consultants have over 30 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. We offer different levels of consultancy which we can tailor to your precise needs.

Appeals and Disputes – whether you believe you’ve been treated unfairly by HRMC, you’re facing charges, or you wish to make a dispute, our expert legal team have won cases for the further education sector within the European Court. We act for a number of colleges and training providers to defend against unfair treatment.  

Meet the Experts

Chairman Noel Tyler

 Noel Tyler 

Executive Chairman


"VATangles is a trusted partner who has an in-depth knowledge of tax law and success at representing clients at Tribunals and in the Courts. Their expertise and advice on a recent case and other VAT matters over the last few years has been invaluable."


Gary Horne, Executive Vice Principal

Colchester Institute Corporation

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