The VAT People works comprehensively across many sectors to provide advice and assistance of the highest standard regarding all aspects of VAT. From accountants and housing associations to export businesses, we have the expertise required to help you to decipher this complicated area of VAT.

The VAT People offers a comprehensive service for accountants, providing advice on everything from transactional VAT for day-to-day activities to VAT training to ensure in-house accountants and those working independently are up to date with the latest developments in the industry.

Our consultants are all trained specialists, with many having previous experience as VAT inspectors. Therefore, we are best placed to provide the most relevant guidance on every aspect of VAT.

Speak to The VAT People about your circumstances today, either by calling 0161 477 6600, or fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you.

How we help accountants

When working as an accountant, either in-house or independently, there is an obligation to help your clients to make the most of their VAT liabilities. This can be achieved by reducing payments or improving the accuracy of their VAT declarations. It is also essential that accountants help clients to avoid potentially costly HMRC penalties.

Our team of specialists can help you to do this, and we offer a range of services to ensure you are able to do so. Services include:


We provide advice on everything from transactional VAT advice to bespoke VAT training, ensuring accountants can stay up to date with the latest developments in the industry.


We have years of experience in helping charities to navigate the complicated VAT process, including providing information on reliefs, and are on hand to help with any aspect of this complicated area.

Hospitals and the Healthcare Sector

We can assist healthcare institutions by providing advice on whether the relevant VAT exemption criteria are met, and, in the event this is not the case, help determine the amount of VAT due on goods/services provided.

Housing Associations

As experts in our field, we can ensure that your organisation is not only paying the proper VAT across all income streams, but that you are taking full advantage of any exemptions or savings that you are eligible for.

Import/Export (Customs)

We offer a full range of VAT consultancy, support and advice services to help companies involved in international trade to understand which VAT rules apply to them, and to discuss any issues involving customs and excise duties or Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status.

Influencers and Online Content Creators

By speaking to our specialist advisers, we will provide clear advice about the VAT treatment of the various income streams that influencers receive from social media platforms, advertisers and sponsors.

Insurance Providers

Whilst insurance transactions are exempt from VAT, output tax may be due on some insurance-related services. We have significant experience advising insurance providers of their specific obligations, and helping them to claim back VAT wherever possible.

International VAT

If your business is involved in an international supply chain, it is likely you will be faced with a whole raft of additional VAT issues. Our team has years of experience in helping businesses to navigate the difficult world of VAT, and we are dedicated to helping our clients both save money and avoid penalty by ensuring they are paying the right amount.

Land and Property Development

The complicated nature of VAT on land and property transactions means that calculating what you owe can be extremely difficult .We have helped many companies to ensure these often very high-value transactions are structured correctly from a VAT perspective in order to ensure any eligible savings are made.

Land and Property: Transfer of a Going Concern

Buying and selling land or property as part of a transfer of a business as a going concern (TOGC) can offer a number of advantages, but the VAT rules surrounding the process can be complex. We provide support and guidance for businesses with regard to every aspect of the TOGC process in order to help you overcome these hurdles.

Not For Profit VAT for Housing

VAT can be a significant burden for not-for-profit housing providers, with increasingly complex regulatory demands to deal with. We offer expert VAT advice to help registered social landlords (RSLs and other not for profit organisations to address their VAT issues in a cost-effective and efficient way.


Our team has decades of experience in providing specialist advice and support in helping opticians to maximise their VAT position, and we offer a number of catered services to help you.

Sports and Leisure Clubs

If you operate a sports club, you may already be familiar with the tricky matter of understanding and meeting your VAT obligations. We have worked alongside many sports and leisure clubs to advise them on their obligations and which of the goods and services they provide should be exempt.

VAT Exemption for Education Providers

As experts in our field, we have a great deal of expertise in dealing with schools, colleges and other education providers and a keen understanding of how VAT rules apply to the education sector.

VAT Non-Profit Organisation Advice

Our specialist consultants have provided expert VAT advice to hundreds of not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, assisting them in avoiding costly mistakes in this complex area.