*Please be aware that the course in Falmouth on the 21st June will also cover devolution of buildings and services, which is an issue in Cornwall.
Who should attend?
0930 - 1600*
*This is a one day course. Exact timings will be confirmed when you receive your joining instructions.
About the trainer:
Steve Parkinson was Town Clerk for Alton in Hampshire from 2001 to 2015 and has 30 years of local government finance experience at county, district and town council level. An experienced trainer, Steve has been delivering VAT and finance CPD courses for local councils since 2009. He works part-time as Development Manager for SLCC and also runs his own small practice, providing training and consultancy. His SLCC role includes acting as National VAT Advisor and he is a regular speaker at conferences.
Since 2013 Steve has been Chairman of the Joint Practitioners Advisory Group (JPAG), which produces guidance for smaller authorities and he is widely recognised for his knowledge of local council finance and VAT. He has been a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians for over 25 years, becoming a Fellow in 1996.
An active member of SLCC since 2001, Steve has previously served as Chairman of the Hampshire Branch (2003-06), Vice Chairman of the society’s National Executive Council (2007-10) and National Finance Advisor (2009-10). His experience includes representing SLCC before a parliamentary Select Committee and in discussions with Government departments, the former Audit Commission and HM Revenue and Customs. In 2010 SLCC awarded him their Outstanding Contribution award.
"No matter how long you've been a Clerk, how large or small your council, there is doubtless something valuable you will learn. The tutor has a fountain of knowledge and experience in this sector which has different VAT rules to the commercial sector. I have been a Clerk for 12 years and a long while since I did an 'Inland Revenue' VAT course. After a VAT inspection last January, I decided to refresh my understanding and learn about new aspects. Always valuable to sit with other clerks and hear their interesting questions and topics - definitely adds to your own learning experience."
Cathy Tibbles, Castle Bromwich Parish Council
If your Clerk attends, subsequent bookings for the same course from members of the council may attend at the member rate.
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