Our seminars

Sayer Vincent are experienced trainers and run courses for many social purpose organisations. With over 30 years’ experience in the charity sector, we have practical knowledge of the issues you face.

You will find a full list of our webinars below – just click on the course heading to go to our booking page.


Online webinar programme 2021

Code of Governance

29 October 2021

In this session we will take a look at what the Code of Governance actually is and how it applies to your organisation, as well as considering how you can improve the way you govern your Charity

Risk based reserves policies

5 November 2021

The pandemic has made many charities take a hard long look at their reserves policies. Looking forwards how can reserves policies better reflect a charity’s financial risks?

International aspects of VAT

12 November 2021

This session will provide an introduction to the special VAT rules that apply when trading overseas by buying and selling goods and services

Intelligent risk management

19 November 2021

Good risk management isn’t about having the best risk register its about the discussion and actions that come from it. How can you take your risk management beyond the register?

Getting your accounts to tell your story

26 November 2021

Transparent financial reporting in annual charity accounts produces more meaningful information and underpins their long-term stability, but how do you achieve this?

Grants vs. Contracts

3 December 2021

For some funding agreements it can be difficult deciding if an agreement is a grant or a contract to assess whether VAT applies to the income. We take you through the HMRC guidance on the differences to help you apply it to your own agreements


Past events 2021

Recordings of all our most recent sessions are available for FREE, on request. If you have missed any webinars from our current series and would like to catch up, please email events@sayervincent.co.uk

Risk management – January 2021

  • Re-thinking Risk
  • Managing Fraud Risk

Preparing for your audit – February 2021

  • Practical guide to preparing for audit
  • Reporting on going concern & COVID-19 matters

Technical update – March 2021

  • SORP & accounting
  • Governance & regulatory
  • Tax

How to be a good trustee – April 2021

  • Trustee responsibilities
  • Applying Charity Code of Governance

Charity tax made simple – May 2021

  • VAT: income status
  • VAT: recovery & reliefs
  • Gift Aid
  • Trading & rates relief

Tax for fundraisers – June 2021

  • Gift Aid: the basics
  • Fundraising events (VAT & Gift Aid)
  • Corporate support & membership

October 2021

  • Trustee responsibilities
  • Fraud risk management
  • Charity trading made simple

If you have any queries please read our event terms and conditions or contact us at events@sayervincent.co.uk or 020 7841 6360 to talk to one of the team.