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Introduction to VAT for housing associations

Location: London
Start Date:

27/02/2020 09:30

End Date:

27/02/2020 15:30

Services: VAT
Industries: Social Housing
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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 stage 2, VAT changes after Brexit, cost sharing groups, the reverse charge for services from abroad and the new domestic reverse charge on 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

Alternative dates and locations

(all these dates can be booked using the register button above).

Tuesday 25 February 2020
South Liverpool Homes
Conleach Road
L24 0TY
Tuesday 10 March 2020
Procure Plus
Duckworth House
Lancastrian Office Centre
Talbot Road
M32 0FP



For further information, please contact Natasha Begg.