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VAT exemption for cost sharing

What do the new rules mean for housing associations?

Location: Webinar
Start Date:

09/12/2019 12:30

End Date:

09/12/2019 13:30

Services: VAT
Industries: Non Profits
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Cost sharing groups have enabled housing associations to work together to reduce costs for all parties, saving some organisations hundreds of thousands of pounds. However, uncertainty over the VAT treatment has stopped many of these progressing in the last few years. HMRC has now announced that these can continue to qualify for VAT exemption, so many housing associations will be looking at this opportunity afresh.

What we will cover

  • What are the requirements for charges to be exempt from VAT?
  • How have cost sharing groups been set up in practice?
  • What sort of savings can be achieved?
  • Why was the VAT treatment under threat?
  • What are the new requirements to keep services VAT-free?
  • What can I do if my current arrangements do not comply?

Who should attend?

  • Members of existing housing association cost sharing
  • Housing associations who were considering setting up a new cost sharing group or joining an existing one
  • Housing associations looking to provide services to other housing associations
  •  Housing associations thinking about sharing resources


There is no cost to attend this webinar.

Register now

For further information, please contact Natasha Begg.