Statement on Keele University’s approach to the payment of tax (Criminal Finance Act 2017):

The University of Keele and its subsidiaries conduct our activities with integrity, transparency and fairness. We are committed to the prevention of the facilitation of tax evasion as the University recognises the importance of fostering a positive culture of tax compliance and maintaining the confidence of students, staff, partner organisations, other customers and the tax authorities.

The University of Keele and its subsidiaries do not and will not work with others who do not share our commitment to preventing the facilitation of tax evasion.

VAT information

The University's VAT number is GB 279 7836 84

The University's EORI number is GB279783684000

The University is a corporate body as well as a charity registered by Royal Charter.  It must charge VAT where applicable on its income and pay VAT on many of its purchases, submitting VAT returns to HM Revenue & Customs.   VAT represents a significant cost to the University because it can only reclaim a small proportion of the VAT it pays out.  

VAT law is complex and often has exceptions for specific circumstances, so the information provided here is meant only as a general guide.  If you have any specific VAT questions, please contact Stuart Smith on 33894.

The information contained in these web pages relates to the University, our subsidiary companies have different VAT accounting requirements.