VAT for charities and not-for-profit

Blick Rothenberg has a long and proud association with the charity and not-for profit sector. We work with a number of such companies; providing advice, support and assurance that the financial aspects are well-managed, allowing management to focus on service delivery.


VAT can be a minefield for charities: a variety of income streams; difficulties determining whether they are carrying on a ‘business activity’ even if they are not considered to be trading, and the ability to claim VAT reliefs not available to commercial companies, all mean that keeping up to date with legislation and being able to cut through the complex regulation is vital.

Our VAT team has experience in assisting charities in minimising the VAT cost of operations and can carry out a full VAT review and health check. We can advise on grants and contract income, assessing the impact on charity trading and group structure, as well as providing proactive advice on property transactions.

For more information, please contact partner Mark Hart at