I have just taken over the VAT for a charity who does fundraising events both sporting (eg darts tournaments, sponsored walks, golf days) and non sporting (eg ladies lunch, afternoon teas etc). I have been informed that if they charge a registration fee to take part in the event (not including a donation or sponsorship money), than it is standard rate for sporting events and exempt for non sporting events.
Can anyone confirm if this is correct? I am finding contradicting information on HMRC website. Any help would be really appreciated.