Social Housing

Helping those who work in the social housing sector.
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Introduction to VAT for housing associations

Our course examines how VAT affects housing associations and assumes that delegates have no prior knowledge.
Being run in Poole and Cheltenham (our London event is now full). 

Foundations newsletter

Since the last edition of Foundations went to print a new Prime Minister, Housing Secretary and Housing Minister have all been appointed. Initial indications are that there will be a change in policy towards encouraging home ownership, perhaps with a greater encouragement of rent-to-buy models. The National Housing Federation also reports fruitful discussions with HMRC about continuing the cost sharing exemption for housing associations, which would be welcome. We shall provide further commentary on these developments once we have greater clarity.

Our August edition of Foundations includes:

  • Land for many report
  • Off payroll working
  • Do for-profit RPs get tax breaks
  • Finance Bill 2020
  • VAT reliefs on replacement cladding
  • Do you suspect a fraud has occurred?
  • A good procurement process - the do's and don'ts
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About us

We are one of the UK’s leading teams serving the non profits sector and have in-depth experience in and knowledge of, social housing, gained through more than 20 years of active involvement in the sector. We have advised Registered Providers (RPs), local authorities, Arm’s Length Management Organisations (ALMOs), homelessness charities, and domiciliary care providers, as well as private sector developers.

We know that social housing is a challenging sector, and those those working within it are continually being asked to do more with less. We can help you minimise tax expenditure, find efficiencies, and maximise reliefs and allowances. We help you with your financial efficiency, so that you can serve your communities.

What we do for you

  • Specialist VAT advice
  • Advice on charities and other reliefs for corporate tax and Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Specialist advice on employee taxes and benefits including the Construction Industry Scheme
  • Validation of business plans, annual efficiency statements and other key performance indicators
  • External audit services including service charge statement audits
  • Internal audit services
  • Advice on raising new debt and other corporate finance matters

Contact us

Adam Cutler
Adam Cutler
Director, VAT
London