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Value Added Tax

Note: After a 2016 ruling, VAT is no longer applied to Reinventing Space delegate tickets


UK Value Added Tax (VAT) at 20% is only applied to:

  • Exhibition stands
  • Sponsorship
  • Conference dinner


Delegate tickets are exempt. Revenue from the Reinventing Space conference and exhibition directly raises funds for the mission of the British Interplanetary Society – initiating, promoting and disseminating new concepts and technical information about space flight and astronautics. The BIS is the world’s oldest space advocacy organisation.

Once your payment is made, your issued invoice is also a VAT receipt.

If you are not domiciled within the European Union (EU), Reinventing Space is categorised as an ‘annual fundraising event for the British Interplanetary Society’ and certain categories of attendees may reclaim the VAT portion of the conference cost (along with accommodation and travel costs). For further information, please visit the official UK tax office web page at

If you are domiciled within the EU but not the UK, certain categories of attendee may also reclaim VAT. The official UK tax rules are specified

If you or your organisation are VAT registered within the UK, your normal VAT procedures apply.

Please note that the Reinventing Space Conference must apply VAT under UK law but cannot become involved, outside the issue of the tax receipt, in further issues involving VAT rebates.