VAT & Property Summer Update

Digital Event, 5th July 2022

9.45am - 1.30pm

In association with

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Timings and availability

Why attend?

Join us for out first VAT & Property Summer Update. If you work in VAT, you almost certainly can’t escape property and construction – with new challenges constantly emerging that can impact you or any of your clients at any time. When it comes to VAT, you need to know what’s going on, and you need to avoid the risk of making the wrong assumptions.

This Summer, ahead of our November conference, we are working in association with Scammell & Nyland to provide you with a digital half-day update to take us through the latest developments in VAT & Property in the UK and provide an excellent opportunity to hear from and engage with two of the leading experts in their field.

This event will be broadcast live via Zoom on Tuesday the 5th of July from 9.45am through to approximately 1pm, with a 15min break midway through, followed by a Q&A with HMRC until 1.30pm.

There will be chances to engage and ask questions throughout the event. On-demand recordings will be available shortly after for all booked delegates.

What’s new in 2022, and what are the implications?​​


The topics we will be exploring this summer:

  • Compensation, dilapidations etc
    everything clear now ?

  • Sale and leaseback
    dealing with HMRC’s strange views

  • Securing TOGC treatment
    lessons from Haymarket Media Group

  • Cladding remediation
    HMRC push back

  • Business or not?
    RCB 10/22, and its implications for RCP buildings

  • Latest case law:
    licences to occupy, partial exemption, sports facilities
    and the DIY scheme

  • Recap on legislative changes
    ESM, UTT

  • Option to tax acknowledgements - new process
    HMRC explain the new arrangements, and take
    questions from delegates

Additional speaker announced:

Brian Burke - HMRC Head of OTT Unit

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Chris Nyland


Chris has specialised in the taxation of real estate and the built environment for almost two decades as a solicitor and a Chartered Tax Adviser.  He has worked within real estate groups as an embedded expert, alongside real estate lawyers, accountants and surveyors, including at Deloitte (where he was part of the real estate VAT team that won “Tax Team of the Year” in 2012), and at Gowling WLG, where he was a partner.   He has a particular interest in the automation of transaction analysis, and he was commended as an Innovative Lawyer by the Financial Times in 2016 for his work building SDLT calculation software.


He provides consultancy services to some of the largest property operators in the UK in relation to development and investment in the commercial and residential sector, and is an active member of the British Property Federation’s VAT Committee. He is a regular contributor to Tax Journal and speaks at numerous conferences including Orca Law’s VAT & Property conference.

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Martin Scammell

Martin has specialised in the VAT treatment of land, property and construction for many years. He worked in the policy team in Customs & Excise, was the Partner heading the VAT real estate group at EY, and was head of indirect tax at Eversheds. He continues to advise tax departments in major corporates and universities, and to support VAT advisers and tax lawyers at a number of firms.

Martin has long been heavily involved in the development of VAT legislation and policy. He is a member of HMRC’s Joint VAT Consultative Committee (the JVCC) and VAT Land and Property Liaison Group, sits on the CIOT’s indirect tax and property tax committees, and is technical secretary to the British Property Federation’s VAT Committee. He regularly serves on working parties, including previously the Office of Tax Simplification’s consultative committee for their 2017 review of VAT, and the stakeholder group for the domestic reverse charge for building work.