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Social Housing

Helping those who work in the social housing sector.

Social Purpose and Non Profit webinars

Live and on-demand webinars covering practical issues that impact non profits.  
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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

Webinars and events

Social Housing Conference 2021
We are pleased to announce our annual Social Housing Conference will be taking place in person on Wednesday 24 November.
Introduction to VAT for housing associations
Our popular course examines how VAT affects housing associations and assumes that delegates have no prior knowledge.
Partial exemption methods for Housing Associations
Why you should be thinking about partial exemption now, and the particular issues and HMRC concessions arising from the pandemic.
Making Tax Digital for Housing Associations
Focussing on practical issues and practical actions that Housing Associations (HAs) are facing now Making Tax Digital (MTD) is in full effect.
Social housing VAT and employment tax update
Examining the key VAT and employment tax developments in the last 12 months that affect the sector, and how providers of social housing can prepare for the changes ahead.
Domestic reverse charge on construction services
Implementation of DRC has been further delayed to 1 March 2021. Covering the new DRC rules impacting all businesses that are registered for VAT in the construction sector or those receiving construction service.
Change to VAT treatment of damages and compensation
HMRC is proposing to change its interpretation of a wide range of compensation payments, including dilapidations, liquidated damages, early termination charges and penalty clauses. 
Converting surplus offices and shops
Covers VAT, direct tax, ATED and SDLT implications of acquiring non-residential building with an intention to convert them, including sub-letting and allowing community use.
Tax implications of changing tenure mix
We will explore some of the reasons why it is important to take into account tax adjustments when re-assessing development plans
Tax impacts of rent reductions and deferment
Lockdown agreements between landlords and tenants are taking many forms but we look at the three most popular options.
Back to Basics: VAT for Housing Associations
Six short webinars providing you with insight into some of the most common VAT questions for HA's, relevant to finance, developments and housing management and care teams.
Social Housing VAT update
Our update examines the key VAT developments in the last 18 months that affect the sector, and how providers of social housing can prepare for the changes ahead.
Housing Associations: VAT exemption for cost sharing 
What do the new rules mean for housings associations and how you can reduce costs for all parties. 
Housing Associations: Making Tax Digital 2019
Incorporating all of the new information that has been issued by HMRC. Focusing on the issues that HAs are facing getting their records ready for MTD.
Social Housing Conference 2021
We are pleased to announce our annual Social Housing Conference will be taking place in person on Wednesday 24 November.
Introduction to VAT for housing associations
Our popular course examines how VAT affects housing associations and assumes that delegates have no prior knowledge.
Partial exemption methods for Housing Associations
Why you should be thinking about partial exemption now, and the particular issues and HMRC concessions arising from the pandemic.
Making Tax Digital for Housing Associations
Focussing on practical issues and practical actions that Housing Associations (HAs) are facing now Making Tax Digital (MTD) is in full effect.
Social housing VAT and employment tax update
Examining the key VAT and employment tax developments in the last 12 months that affect the sector, and how providers of social housing can prepare for the changes ahead.
Domestic reverse charge on construction services
Implementation of DRC has been further delayed to 1 March 2021. Covering the new DRC rules impacting all businesses that are registered for VAT in the construction sector or those receiving construction service.
Change to VAT treatment of damages and compensation
HMRC is proposing to change its interpretation of a wide range of compensation payments, including dilapidations, liquidated damages, early termination charges and penalty clauses. 
Converting surplus offices and shops
Covers VAT, direct tax, ATED and SDLT implications of acquiring non-residential building with an intention to convert them, including sub-letting and allowing community use.
Tax implications of changing tenure mix
We will explore some of the reasons why it is important to take into account tax adjustments when re-assessing development plans
Tax impacts of rent reductions and deferment
Lockdown agreements between landlords and tenants are taking many forms but we look at the three most popular options.
Back to Basics: VAT for Housing Associations
Six short webinars providing you with insight into some of the most common VAT questions for HA's, relevant to finance, developments and housing management and care teams.
Social Housing VAT update
Our update examines the key VAT developments in the last 18 months that affect the sector, and how providers of social housing can prepare for the changes ahead.
Housing Associations: VAT exemption for cost sharing 
What do the new rules mean for housings associations and how you can reduce costs for all parties. 
Housing Associations: Making Tax Digital 2019
Incorporating all of the new information that has been issued by HMRC. Focusing on the issues that HAs are facing getting their records ready for MTD.

Contact us

Julia-Poulter
Julia Poulter
Head of Social Housing
London