hospice VAT advice

Why Me ?

I act for many hospices and have been providing VAT advice to the sector for many years.  I have been involved in the VAT policy discussions on the refund scheme and other issues on behalf of Hospice UK.  This means I have up to date knowledge of how the VAT rules work and can ensure that hospices obtain the very best VAT treatment.

There are articles on hospice VAT issues on my news pages. If you are new to VAT and want to understand the basics look at my  description of how VAT works in my  Basics of VAT. section. Alternativly check the hospice UK site http://www.hospiceuk.org

Advice on the Hospice Refund Scheme

” Peter was instrumental in securing the VAT rebate scheme for hospices, and has continued to advice Hospice UK and many hospices on its implementation in order to secure maximum benefits from the scheme. He has an excellent knowledge of VAT issues affecting hospices and his expertise has been crucial in securing estimated savings of £25m pa for the sector.” Craig Duncan Hospice UK:

All charity hospices are now able to recover VAT using the new VAT refund scheme. To maximise recovery under the new scheme hospices should regularly review their activities and ensure they have the optimal business/non business apportionment. The reasons you should consider letting me advise you on this include :

  • That I know the new rules better than anyone, having helped negotiate them and in places initiate them.
  • I have probably advised more hospices on the refund scheme than anyone else. I know the issues.
  • Being independent mean I can charge less than large practices. But am still fully insured.
  • I understand the rules concerning VAT and business better than almost anyone.  Having once had HMRC policy responsibility for this I know the area well and have been involved in many successful appeals on the subject
  • I have specialised on charity VAT for many years

 I have written a guide to the scheme which may help you  Hospice VAT Guide

If you have any questions then get in touch here

Advice on other areas of Hospice VAT

Other Other areas I can provide hospice VAT advice upon include:

  • The scope of the Zero rate for new hospice buildings
  • VAT recovery for new hospice buildings.
  • The treatment of NHS consultants provided to hospices
  • The scope of the zero rate on goods used in hospices
  • The treatment of NHS core funding
  • The treatment of Continuing Care and Personal Budget Holder funding.
  • VAT grouping – the pros and cons.
  • Running hospice lotteries
  • Holding VAT efficient fund-raising events
  • VAT treatment of charity shops and interaction with the gift aid scheme.
  • The operation of the VAT capital goods scheme and the opportunities for refunds this gives.
  • If I know that HMRC are already looking into the question  I will let you know.

VAT Reviews

A VAT review will check that your VAT position is optimal.  The cost will depend upon the likely complexity and what type of report you want. I can provide a basic VAT review  where I  point out the risks and opportunities for a fairly low fee. Generally  I find that I can often improve  a hospices VAT position even if they have previously taken advice from other advisors by merely applying the rules in the way that HMRC policy envisaged they should be applied. Many hospices, especially VAT grouped hospices recover less VAT than they could.

I am based in South London but am happy to travel and have Hospice clients based throughout the country. I don’t charge for travelling time and try and keep my fees competitive. Because I don’t have the overheads can charge a far lower rate than larger firms. Being a specialist means I take less time to answer hospice VAT questions that generalist advisors

I can offer advice a range of fee options including fixed fees or contingent fees based on VAT savings

To see what some of my clients think about my advice see here

I produce a hospice mail newsletter. If you want to  see previous editions and subscribe then click here: Hospice Newsletter