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VAT: application to change the representative member of a VAT group (VAT56)

Use form VAT56 to change the representative member of a VAT group.

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Use form VAT 56 if you want to change the lead company or other corporate body (known as the ‘representative member’) of a VAT group. If the proposed new representative member is not already a member of the VAT group you must also complete forms VAT 50 and VAT 51.

Please send your completed application form to:

HM Revenue and Customs
VAT Registration Service
Imperial House
77 Victoria Street
Grimsby
DN31 1DB

Group, division or joint venture VAT registration
Use this guide to find out whether you have to register as a group and how to do it

FAQ: Form VAT 56
Use this guide to find out frequently asked questions when completing form VAT 56

VAT: application for VAT group treatment (VAT50)
Use form VAT 50 to apply for VAT group treatment or to add companies to an existing VAT group.

VAT: application for VAT group treatment - company details (VAT51)
When registering or amending a VAT group using form VAT 50 use form VAT 51 to give details of each company in the group.