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Hello, I am Keith, one of the experts on \just Answer, and pleased tobe able to help you with your question.
If she is registered for VAT in the UK then she will charge VAT on her invoices and you, as end user, will have to pay the tax. I assume that you are not registered for VAT as you do not charge for your services. If you are having to pay VAT on her invoices, input tax, and you have no output tax [sales] then you could voluntarily register for VAT to claim the otherwise irrecoverable VAT. However, if you have no outputs, HMRC may well jib and say you are not trading.
I do hope that my reply has been of assistance.