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Introduction to VAT for housing associations

Location: Cheltenham
Start Date:

26/11/2019 09:30

End Date:

26/11/2019 15:30

Industries: Social Housing, Non Profits
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Our popular course examines how VAT affects housing associations and assumes that delegates have no prior knowledge. It includes updates on topical issues such as Making Tax Digital, cost sharing groups and the reverse charge for construction services.

What we will cover

Morning session: how the VAT system works

  • The VAT treatment of the main activities of housing associations.
  • When should VAT be charged.
  • The requirements for VAT incurred to be recovered.
  • Partial exemption methods and calculations.
  • VAT compliance and how this is changing under Making Tax Digital.

Afternoon session: focussed around development activity

  • When will VAT be incurred on land and what are the strategies to deal with this.
  • VAT treatment of construction, conversions and refurbishment projects, including design-and-build arrangements.
  • VAT treatment of the various types of tenure.

Who should attend

  • Finance staff taking on responsibility for VAT for the first time.
  • Finance staff who have experience of VAT in other sectors but are new to housing.
  • Experienced finance staff wanting a refresh on how VAT affects their organisation.
  • Developments staff who want a better understanding of how VAT impacts their projects.


09:30    Registration
10:00    Course starts
11:15    Coffee break
11:30    Course resumes
12:45    Lunch
13:30    Course resumes
15:30    Course close and questions


£325 + VAT for the first delegate.
£125 + VAT for each subsequent delegate from the same organisation. 

Register now


For further information, please contact Laura Flatley.

Alternative venues and dates

Thursday 21 November 2019

Bournemouth Churches HA
The Factory
14 Alder Hills
BH12 4AS


Friday 29 November 2019

St Bride's House
10 Salisbury Square