Our latest thinking

Social Purpose and Non Profits

Charities: tax considerations in buying and selling buildings

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Social Purpose and Non Profits | VAT and Customs Duty services

Managing VAT on funded pension schemes

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Social Purpose and Non Profits | VAT and Customs Duty services

How to prepare for a VAT audit – hints and tips for organisations

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Social Housing | Forensic Services

Fraud Risk Assessment Tool

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Social Housing

The hidden VAT cost on services from overseas

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Thought leadership

Outlining the key areas of focus for operating in a ‘VUCA’ world.
Framework for making positive and purposeful change by aligning our values and making sustainable measurable improvements in performance.
Analysing the challenges and opportunities for providers of care in 2022 and beyond.
The risks, responses, reporting, governance and assurance for social purpose and non profits.
Analysing the challenges and opportunities for providers of care in 2022 and beyond.
Outlining the key areas of focus for operating in a ‘VUCA’ world.
Framework for making positive and purposeful change by aligning our values and making sustainable measurable improvements in performance.
Analysing the challenges and opportunities for providers of care in 2022 and beyond.
The risks, responses, reporting, governance and assurance for social purpose and non profits.
Analysing the challenges and opportunities for providers of care in 2022 and beyond.

Our work with you

Charities
Helping you serve your communities.
Grant Assurance
Grant audit and reviews.
INGOs
We work with INGOs across the globe.
Risk
Governance, risk and control requirement advice.
Independent Schools and Academies
Leading advisors to independent schools and academies.
Social Housing
Helping those who work in the social housing sector.
Charities
Helping you serve your communities.
Grant Assurance
Grant audit and reviews.
INGOs
We work with INGOs across the globe.
Risk
Governance, risk and control requirement advice.
Independent Schools and Academies
Leading advisors to independent schools and academies.
Social Housing
Helping those who work in the social housing sector.
What we do for you
  • Assurance and compliance
    Understanding your differing levels of assurance and delivering reviews that are more than compliance checks and consider value for money.
  • Change and transformation
    Implementing lasting sustainable change to achieve your strategic objectives.
  • Grant audits and reviews
    As the lead providers of audit and related services to charities we understand what the issues and challenges are both for the grant maker and grant recipient.
  • Performance
    Helping you to identify record and report what matters; taking account of critical success factors and your wider reporting needs.
  • Planning and strategy
    Supporting you to define your strategy and plan for its implementation.
  • Risk management
    Identifying the best risk assurance framework for your organisation – one that will drive your strategy’s implementation.
  • Support services
    Outsourcing services for your accounting and payroll services.
Benefits of working with us
  • Understanding the perspective of your key influence's
    We can help present financial information in ways which not only comply with complex Regulators’ requirements, but help stakeholders to grasp your story. This delivery can influence decisions made by funders, donors, trustees, beneficiaries and regulators.
  • Insights which tackle today and tomorrow’s conversation
    We have an extensive event programme which spans across all nine of our industries. Much of our training focuses on specific function perspectives e.g. fundraisers and trustees ensures that those attending leave not only with an understanding but practical guidance on how to fulfil their responsibilities.
  • Practical solutions to your issues
    We have seen the challenges and opportunities of working in your operating environment and we are able to take pragmatic positions and make realistic assessments based on our demonstrable experience with each of our industries.

Events

Annual Charity Conference

A full day programme covering a range of topics including regulatory audit update, fraud and cybercrime, charities and corporation tax and much more.

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VAT for Trade Unions

Our virtual VAT training course for finance staff operating in trade unions.

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Trustee Essentials Oct – Nov 2023

We’re delighted to be offering our course again, for all Trustees navigating a role during an ever-changing economic and political environment.

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Introduction to Charity VAT

Join our VAT specialists as they provide an introduction to the complex issues surrounding charity VAT and their impact.

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Social Housing Conference 2023

Technical updates, sector guidance and networking with peers in the social housing sector.

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Internal Audit Conference 2023

We are delighted to invite you to join us at our inaugural Internal Audit Conference, hosted at our London office on 6 December 2023

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Webinars

VAT for Trade Unions
Our virtual VAT training course for finance staff operating in trade unions, will cover a mixture of topics, ranging from new penalty regime, COVID-19 measures, Making Tax Digital and reverse charges.
Navigating US Government Funding: Virtual Training Series for INGOs
Virtual edition of four training sessions, tailored for organisations interested in or currently managing US Government funding.
Emerging Issues Conference 2023
Our expert panel bring together a wealth of knowledge from the social purpose and non profit sector and beyond. This webinar will help you prepare your organisation for the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Navigating the Capital Goods Scheme
Providing a practical guidance on the Capital Goods Scheme, with an understanding of what items are covered and the next steps for your organisation. 
Understanding key VAT issues for membership bodies and professional bodies
Focusing on common issues and the essential rules, with both exemption and membership apportionment impacting the amount of VAT due to HMRC, it continues to be a complex area to navigate. 
Navigating the Capitals Goods Scheme
Our VAT specialists will provide you with practical guidance on the Capital Goods Scheme, an understanding of what items are covered and the next steps for your organisation.
Charities: People and conduct risk
In this climate it is more important than ever to manage the wellbeing of your staff, mitigating potential turnover issues that can arise and impact organisational sustainability.
Charities: Managing Investments and Reserves
Phil Smithyes, Partner and Head of Financial Planning takes you through the key steps when determining your charities investment strategy looking at risk vs reward.
Charity VAT update
VAT can be a complex area for non-profits. Our next bi-annual charity VAT update will focus on the ongoing issues affecting the sector, plus other VAT issues and news that may impact your organisation. 
Social Housing VAT update
Covering VAT issues seen arising at housing associations over the last year, VAT changes in the pipeline relevant to the sector, and the VAT impacts of the current environment for social housing providers.
Managing INGOs through uncertainty: rebuild, rebalance, renew
Our 2023 INGO conference will bring together an exciting range of expert speakers from across the sector, to help guide you through some key areas to consider.
Charities: Emerging risks and priorities for governance and assurance during 2023
In this session our specialist risk and assurance team will take a look at the key areas of governance and assurance facing the sector, to help prioritise and plan ahead.
Independent schools: navigating uncertainty
Our tax and sector experts discuss the key issues and potential impact of changes that independent schools should consider. We will discuss VAT on school fees and the potential impact of changes to charitable tax reliefs.
Emerging Issues Conference 2022
Our two hour virtual conference will focus on the important emerging issues charities are facing as they navigate this challenging period. Packed with unmissable insights for charities.
Charity VAT update 
VAT can be a complex area for non profits. Our bi-annual charity VAT update will focus on the ongoing issues affecting the sector, plus other VAT issues and news that may impact your organisation.
Impact of ESG on charity risk, reserves and strategy
Social purpose and non profit organisations are often held to a higher ethical standard than other sectors by the general public. Discussing how to identify, record and report on important matters and provide relevant examples of good practice.
VAT update for care providers
Short update on charging VAT on care services, current matters affecting the novation process, local authorities and NHS trusts that agrees to the process, agencies providing temporary staff.
VAT for school building projects
Helping you better navigate the VAT rules covering zero-rate, 5% rate, potential pitfalls, opting to tax land and buildings and selling commercial property.
VAT for fundraising
The latest guidance, VAT exemptions and updates, this session covers liability of income from fundraising events, conditions for VAT exemption, specific scenarios and common misconceptions, supporter packages and sponsorship.
An Introduction to Digital Currencies with HSBC
HSBC will provide an introduction to digital currencies. Our specialists will discuss accounting as well as the risk and governance arrangements which should be factored in.
VAT reverse charge
Looking at the VAT reverse charge including why it started, when it started, how it works, when it applies, concessions and considerations and practical implications for those not registered for VAT.
VAT on letting buildings and facilities
Practical guidance on domestic VAT reverse charge rules and when and how they apply, along with the various complex rules regarding the letting of property and facilities nd how to determine the correct VAT treatment.
VAT update for Independent Schools
Latest VAT news impacting independent schools, covering remote learning, summer schools and letting facilities, reverse charge, COVID-19 and VAT, MTD for VAT, VAT and building projects and lastly partial Exemption methods.
INGO Conference 2022
A virtual series of webinars. The Conference is spilt into four short sessions taking place over consecutive weeks and will focus around the theme of 'ESG: Strategy, structure, risk and resilience'
Social Care Conference 2021
Over four sessions Crowe specialists and industry experts discuss the big issues and opportunities in the sector during this challenging time and looking to the future. 
Academies: Technical update and risk management
For accountants, school business managers and governors covering auditing standards and accounting requirements which will impact on disclosures in the 2021 financial statements.
Independent Schools technical update
A timely update for accountants, bursars and governors who may be finalising their 2021 financial accounts or want to be updated with the latest changes.
VAT update for Section 33 Bodies - Academies, Air Ambulances and Hospices
Providing ‘Section 33’ bodies covering Air Ambulances, Hospices and Academies) an overview of the main VAT issues currently affecting them.
Independent Schools: navigating uncertainty
Over the past year we have seen the political debate of VAT on school fees intensify once again, causing further uncertainty in an already challenging environment.
The evolving Role of the Audit Committee
Looking at the role of the audit committee and how this has been evolving in light of the current challenges.
Making Tax Digital for non profits
Covering the important aspects and changes to Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) which non profits need to be compliant with for the imminent ‘hard landing’ on 1 April 2021.
How technology is transforming the charity sector
Addressing some of the challenges charities face, how charities consider their digital strategies, along with fraud and cybercrime and what you can do about it.
Introduction to the Good Financial Grant Practice Certification
Looking at grand funding, the challenges facing INGOs, overview of the Global Grant Community, role of the GFGP, and Certification process and benefits.
Crowe and IRM: Perspectives across the sector - the Nursing and Midwifery Council
We hear from the NMC in the first of our risk management webinar series as they share their experiences of their COVID-19 response.
Improving efficiency and productivity
Focusing on the areas that charities need to address to improve their efficiency and productivity.
Governance for charities in a VUCA world
Delivering your charitable objectives and carrying out good governance in a VUCA world is far from easy, we explore the important areas you need to be addressing.
Demonstrating your charity's impact
We will explore impact reporting as an important tool for enabling organisations to improve their strategic and operational decision making by aligning these with the charity's strategic objectives.
Three lines of Defence model
A joint webinar with the Institute of Internal Auditors on the Three Lines of Defence (3LOD) model, its strengths and weaknesses.
VAT for Trade Unions
Our virtual VAT training course for finance staff operating in trade unions, will cover a mixture of topics, ranging from new penalty regime, COVID-19 measures, Making Tax Digital and reverse charges.
Navigating US Government Funding: Virtual Training Series for INGOs
Virtual edition of four training sessions, tailored for organisations interested in or currently managing US Government funding.
Emerging Issues Conference 2023
Our expert panel bring together a wealth of knowledge from the social purpose and non profit sector and beyond. This webinar will help you prepare your organisation for the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Navigating the Capital Goods Scheme
Providing a practical guidance on the Capital Goods Scheme, with an understanding of what items are covered and the next steps for your organisation. 
Understanding key VAT issues for membership bodies and professional bodies
Focusing on common issues and the essential rules, with both exemption and membership apportionment impacting the amount of VAT due to HMRC, it continues to be a complex area to navigate. 
Navigating the Capitals Goods Scheme
Our VAT specialists will provide you with practical guidance on the Capital Goods Scheme, an understanding of what items are covered and the next steps for your organisation.
Charities: People and conduct risk
In this climate it is more important than ever to manage the wellbeing of your staff, mitigating potential turnover issues that can arise and impact organisational sustainability.
Charities: Managing Investments and Reserves
Phil Smithyes, Partner and Head of Financial Planning takes you through the key steps when determining your charities investment strategy looking at risk vs reward.
Charity VAT update
VAT can be a complex area for non-profits. Our next bi-annual charity VAT update will focus on the ongoing issues affecting the sector, plus other VAT issues and news that may impact your organisation. 
Social Housing VAT update
Covering VAT issues seen arising at housing associations over the last year, VAT changes in the pipeline relevant to the sector, and the VAT impacts of the current environment for social housing providers.
Managing INGOs through uncertainty: rebuild, rebalance, renew
Our 2023 INGO conference will bring together an exciting range of expert speakers from across the sector, to help guide you through some key areas to consider.
Charities: Emerging risks and priorities for governance and assurance during 2023
In this session our specialist risk and assurance team will take a look at the key areas of governance and assurance facing the sector, to help prioritise and plan ahead.
Independent schools: navigating uncertainty
Our tax and sector experts discuss the key issues and potential impact of changes that independent schools should consider. We will discuss VAT on school fees and the potential impact of changes to charitable tax reliefs.
Emerging Issues Conference 2022
Our two hour virtual conference will focus on the important emerging issues charities are facing as they navigate this challenging period. Packed with unmissable insights for charities.
Charity VAT update 
VAT can be a complex area for non profits. Our bi-annual charity VAT update will focus on the ongoing issues affecting the sector, plus other VAT issues and news that may impact your organisation.
Impact of ESG on charity risk, reserves and strategy
Social purpose and non profit organisations are often held to a higher ethical standard than other sectors by the general public. Discussing how to identify, record and report on important matters and provide relevant examples of good practice.
VAT update for care providers
Short update on charging VAT on care services, current matters affecting the novation process, local authorities and NHS trusts that agrees to the process, agencies providing temporary staff.
VAT for school building projects
Helping you better navigate the VAT rules covering zero-rate, 5% rate, potential pitfalls, opting to tax land and buildings and selling commercial property.
VAT for fundraising
The latest guidance, VAT exemptions and updates, this session covers liability of income from fundraising events, conditions for VAT exemption, specific scenarios and common misconceptions, supporter packages and sponsorship.
An Introduction to Digital Currencies with HSBC
HSBC will provide an introduction to digital currencies. Our specialists will discuss accounting as well as the risk and governance arrangements which should be factored in.
VAT reverse charge
Looking at the VAT reverse charge including why it started, when it started, how it works, when it applies, concessions and considerations and practical implications for those not registered for VAT.
VAT on letting buildings and facilities
Practical guidance on domestic VAT reverse charge rules and when and how they apply, along with the various complex rules regarding the letting of property and facilities nd how to determine the correct VAT treatment.
VAT update for Independent Schools
Latest VAT news impacting independent schools, covering remote learning, summer schools and letting facilities, reverse charge, COVID-19 and VAT, MTD for VAT, VAT and building projects and lastly partial Exemption methods.
INGO Conference 2022
A virtual series of webinars. The Conference is spilt into four short sessions taking place over consecutive weeks and will focus around the theme of 'ESG: Strategy, structure, risk and resilience'
Social Care Conference 2021
Over four sessions Crowe specialists and industry experts discuss the big issues and opportunities in the sector during this challenging time and looking to the future. 
Academies: Technical update and risk management
For accountants, school business managers and governors covering auditing standards and accounting requirements which will impact on disclosures in the 2021 financial statements.
Independent Schools technical update
A timely update for accountants, bursars and governors who may be finalising their 2021 financial accounts or want to be updated with the latest changes.
VAT update for Section 33 Bodies - Academies, Air Ambulances and Hospices
Providing ‘Section 33’ bodies covering Air Ambulances, Hospices and Academies) an overview of the main VAT issues currently affecting them.
Independent Schools: navigating uncertainty
Over the past year we have seen the political debate of VAT on school fees intensify once again, causing further uncertainty in an already challenging environment.
The evolving Role of the Audit Committee
Looking at the role of the audit committee and how this has been evolving in light of the current challenges.
Making Tax Digital for non profits
Covering the important aspects and changes to Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) which non profits need to be compliant with for the imminent ‘hard landing’ on 1 April 2021.
How technology is transforming the charity sector
Addressing some of the challenges charities face, how charities consider their digital strategies, along with fraud and cybercrime and what you can do about it.
Introduction to the Good Financial Grant Practice Certification
Looking at grand funding, the challenges facing INGOs, overview of the Global Grant Community, role of the GFGP, and Certification process and benefits.
Crowe and IRM: Perspectives across the sector - the Nursing and Midwifery Council
We hear from the NMC in the first of our risk management webinar series as they share their experiences of their COVID-19 response.
Improving efficiency and productivity
Focusing on the areas that charities need to address to improve their efficiency and productivity.
Governance for charities in a VUCA world
Delivering your charitable objectives and carrying out good governance in a VUCA world is far from easy, we explore the important areas you need to be addressing.
Demonstrating your charity's impact
We will explore impact reporting as an important tool for enabling organisations to improve their strategic and operational decision making by aligning these with the charity's strategic objectives.
Three lines of Defence model
A joint webinar with the Institute of Internal Auditors on the Three Lines of Defence (3LOD) model, its strengths and weaknesses.

Contact us

Naziar Hashemi
Naziar Hashemi
Head of Social Purpose and Non Profits
London