The Benefits of a VPG member
Membership of the VPG is rewarding in a number of ways. As with all membership organisations membership is to a certain extent what a particular member chooses to make of it. At its most basic level, members of the VPG receive the following benefits:
A weekly technical bulletin;
Monthly Chapter meetings with fellow professionals;
Access to minutes of other Chapters;
The ability to sit on VPG sub-committees;
Discount on conference rates;
Access to a wide range of networking activities.
However, in addition to the above members are positively encouraged to become involved in other aspects of the VPG. A good example is the National Technical Committee, which meets quarterly to discuss developments in VAT. Membership of this committee enables members to take a pro-active role in the development of VAT by engaging directly with, for example, HM Revenue & Customs.
In addition to the above, any member of the VPG is entitled to stand for election to one of the National Officer posts. Accordingly, any member is able not only to take an active role in the affairs of the VPG but also the strategic direction of the VPG.