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Understanding the VAT recovery rules in relation to costs, supplies, and activities
Audrey Fearing

25 June 2021

The upper tribunal case for Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation calls into question the approach to be taking by organisations that undertake non business and business activities.

Lee Van Lockwood


Lee provides restructuring and insolvency advice to a range of businesses and stakeholders. He takes a straightforward approach to, often challenging, situations and remains focused on securing the best outcome for all parties.

Charity governance performance up by over ten per cent
Nick Sladden

12 May 2021

Adoption of the Charity Governance Code has improved by over ten per cent in 2020 when compared to 2019 - highlighting a marked improvement in governance performance across the sector.

RSM partner receives charity accolade for long-term support
Neil Sevitt

29 April 2021

RSM’s Neil Sevitt has been awarded a prestigious accolade from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) for long-term service to the charity.

Liz Wright


Liz is a partner in RSM’s internal audit practice with a focus on the healthcare and charity sectors.

Charity matters 2021
Nick Sladden

31 March 2021

Our second edition of Charity Matters includes insights on coronavirus and post-pandemic issues within the sector. Download your copy of the report.

Big setback for charities as European court decides Wellcome Trust must charge itself VAT

22 March 2021

Under current rules, where a VAT-registered business buys in services from outside the UK, it must charge itself UK VAT under the reverse charge procedure. Conversely, those who don’t undertake any economic activities are not liable.

OECD in head-to-head VAT clash with UK charity body

08 December 2020

The OECD and the UK’s Charity Tax Group have published reports on the taxation of philanthropic activities with diametrically opposed recommendations to the imposition of VAT on the sector.

Charity Tax Group reports the UK charity tax gap is £2 billion a year

08 December 2020

A recent report by the Charity Tax Group provides compelling economic evidence to support a new charity VAT rate. The report finds tax continues to be a significant burden on UK charities, with the net tax cost to the sector reaching a staggering £2 billion a year.

Alex Hire

Senior Manager

Alex is an FCCA accountant with over 19 years internal audit experience. Alex works predominantly in the not for profit public sector including NHS, education and social housing, but also has experience of working with financial services clients, private and charity sectors.


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