Introduction to VAT for housing associations

Introduction to VAT for housing associations

Location: Manchester
Start Date:

24/07/2019 09:30

End Date:

24/07/2019 15:30

Services: VAT
Industries: Social Housing
Introduction to VAT for housing associations

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.
  • Developments staff who want a better understanding of how VAT impacts their projects.


  • 09:30 Registration 
  • 10:00 Course starts 
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 15:30 Course ends


£300 + VAT for the first delegate. £100 + VAT for each subsequent delegate from the same organisation.

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Alternative date and venue

Tuesday 16 July 2019 | London: 09:30 am - 15:30 pm

This location can be booked through the register button above.