Socrates Socratous

Socrates Socratous

Director, SOC VAT Consultants

Socrates’ VAT experience exceeds 20 years. Before starting SOC VAT Consultants, he spent nearly 5 years as a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. As part of the Middle Markets team, he advised middle to multi-national sized clients in a variety of sectors.

His work included advising on issues such as land and property transactions, partial exemption and business/non-business methods, international services and supplies of goods, finance and cash flow planning.

He specialised in servicing charities and other not-for-profit organisations and was the head of the National Charities and Not-for-profit VAT team which included housing associations.

At SOC VAT, Socrates has continued to advise businesses in the Charity and Not-For-Profit sector and this makes up around 70 per cent of the company’s client portfolio. In addition the business has built up a portfolio of other practices which do not have an in house VAT specialism and hence use SOC for support.

Is this profile up-to-date? If not, please let us know at whoswho@civilsociety.co.uk

Displaying 1 to 8 (of 9) | next | last »

HMRC (image credit: Steph Gray)

Socrates Socratous reports on HMRC's current position when it comes to the recovery of VAT on costs if the charity makes no admission charges.

Socrates Socratous is the director of SOC VAT Consultants

Socrates Socratous outlines the VAT implications for different types of property use and development.

HMRC proposes to amend its policy on design and build structures

Socrates Socratous outlines new HMRC proposals for VAT on building work which could be costly for charities.

Non-monetary consideration and barter transactions

Socrates Socratous outlines the VAT implications of transactions where no money changes hands.

Non-monetary consideration

Favours for staff or sponsors could hold hidden VAT implications. Socrates Socratous takes us through one corporate example which could transfer into the charity sector.

VAT arrangements must reflect reality

Socrates Socratous and Linda Skilbeck look at a VAT tribunal case which provides an important lesson for recovering VAT.

Lennartz appeal fails

Socrates Socratous and Linda Skilbeck report on the result of the first UK VAT case since the ECJ’s decision in VNLTO cast doubt on the Lennartz principle.

Technical briefing: VAT and renovation

The Whitechapel Art Gallery is a registered charity and displays works of art to the general public for no consideration. It acquired an old derelict library building adjacent to its existing premises for £900k with the intention of converting it into a gallery.

Displaying 1 to 8 (of 9) | next | last »

Directory

Search the Directory

 

The Civil Society Directory is a comprehensive and effective resource for finding organisations and people in the sector.

Vibeka Mair (50) Ian Allsop (48) Tania Mason (45) Don Bawtree (22) David Ainsworth (20) Andrew Hind CB (14) Bill Lewis (12) Graham Elliott (12) Gavin McEwan (10) Jane Klauber (9)
Shivaji Shiva (9) Richard Weaver (9) Debbie Jennings (8) Kate Sayer (8) Andrew Small (7) John Tate (7) Rosie Chapman (7) David Davison (6) Karl Wilding (6) Roger Chester (6) Nick Ivey (5) Heather Lamont (5) Stephen Lloyd (5) Chris Priestley (5) Socrates Socratous (5) Kate Rogers (5) Paul Knight (5) Richard Wild (5) Rui Domingues (5) Jim Clifford (4) Rachel Holmes (4) Adrian Houstoun (4) Jon Jorgensen (4) Alison McKenna (4) Ian Oakley-Smith (4) Paul Palmer (4) Anne-Marie Piper (4) Richard Bray (4) Richard Weighell (4) Luke Savvas (4) Louise Fernandes-Owen (4) Alana Lowe-Petraske (4) Martyn Turner (4) Karen Thompson (4) Kirsty Weakley (4) Colin Laidlaw (4) Gareth Morgan (4) Jonathan Last (4) Pesh Framjee (4) Celina Ribeiro (3) James Brooke Turner (3) Victoria Cook (3) Elizabeth Davis (3) Keith Lawson (3) Suzi Leather (3) Mark Mansley (3) James Sinclair Taylor (3) Charlotte Watts (3) Lorraine Owens (3) David Locke (3) Robert Warne (3) Diane Sim (3) Ian Buss (3) Andrew Haywood (3) Caron Bradshaw (3) Jenny Ebbage (3) Andrew Daly (3) Luke Fletcher (3) Andrew Norman (3) Laura Dawson (3) Nancy Curtin (3) Alice Sharman (3) Hannah Armit (2) Graham Batty (2) James Bevan (2) Jonathan Burchfield (2) Clive Cutbill (2) Toby Eccles (2) David Emerson (2) Peter Gotham (2) Richard Gutch (2) Ian Harris (2) Kieran McDonagh (2) Mathieu Mori (2) Andrew Pitt (2) Jeremy Wells (2) Sam Younger (2) Tesse Akpeki (2) Anthony Misquitta (2) Rosamund McCarthy (2) Charles Nall (2) Michael Quicke (2) Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts (2) Jo Taylor (2) Simon Hopkins (2) Caroline Beaumont (2) Neville White (2) Ian Bucknell (2) Jackie Turpin (2) Chris Harris (2) Nick O'Donohoe (2) Catherine Howarth (2) Daniel Hurdley (2) Richard Jenkins (2) Lucy Rhodes (2) Ellen Main-Jeffrey (2) Yonni Abramson (1) Gavin Acheson (1) Ben Bennett (1) Lynne Berry (1) Hana Birks (1) Jennifer Buttery (1) John Paul Flack (1) Glen Gilson (1) Keith Hickey (1) Melia Hirst (1) Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett (1) Julia Hutchinson (1) John Kelly (1) Michael King (1) Drewe Lacey (1) Ian Lloyd (1) Richard Maitland (1) Annette McGill (1) Alistair McLean (1) Guy Monson (1) Gerry Myton (1) Chris Oulton (1) Desiree Parker (1) Gerry Salole (1) Adrian Beney (1) David Membrey (1) Joe Saxton (1) Mike Hudson (1) Ian Mathieson (1) Neal Green (1) Paul Gibson (1) Lesley Meall (1) Richard Harrison (1) Tris Lumley (1) James Shaw-Hamilton (1) Rodney Buse (1) Tania Cohen (1) Dorothy Dalton (1) Alastair Keatinge (1) Lindsay Driscoll (1) Anne Moynihan (1) Georgina Taylor (1) Beryl Hobson (1) Tim Johnson (1) Maeve Sherlock (1) Paul Breckell (1) Jo Coleman (1) Richard Fries (1) Rohan Hewavisenti (1) John Low (1) Ruth Murphy (1) Andrew Parker (1) Mark Salway (1) Caroline Stockmann (1) David Woodbine (1) Les Hems (1) Jay Kennedy (1) Nick Brooks (1) Alexandra Ives (1) Mark Keenan (1) James Carleton (1) David Mears (1) Edward Banyard Smith (1) Matthew Duncan (1) Matthew Amey (1) John Evans (1) Alastair Smith (1) Catherine Rustomji (1) Andrew Malin (1) Janet Turner QC (1) Julian Smith (1) Richard Leaman (1) Jay Patel (1) Keith Smith (1) Niki May Young (1) Andrew McNamara (1) Gordon Reid (1) Ann Phillips (1) Stephen Hammersley (1) Stephen Pittam (1) Julian Blake (1) Brian Shorten (1) Augustus Della-Porta (1) Helen Donoghue (1) John Kingston (1) Anna Roderick (1) Phil Durbin (1) Bob Humphreys (1) Jonathan Taylor (1) Elizabeth Petch (1) Alastair Graham (1) Paul McDowell (1) Daren Moore (1) Paul Myners (1) Margaret Manning (1) John Graham (1) Judith Davey (1) Marg Mayne (1) David Nussbaum (1) Helen Reid (1) Alex Mizzi (1) Patrick Nash (1) Alison Hopkinson (1) Sir Nicholas Young (1) Cheryl Gowdie (1) Alexandra Kitching (1) Peter Lewis (1) Claire Brown (1) Anne-Marie Boden (1) Jenny Harrow (1) Ian Gould (1) Gareth Roberts (1) Sarah Ridley (1) Frank Learner (1) Lynne Robb (1) Catherine Porter (1) Tom Hall (1) Sarah Maguire (1) Rebecca Cooke (1) David Williams (1) Zoe Amar (1) Lesley Baliga (1) Alistair Gibbons (1) Atul Patel (1) David Royce (1) Jane Tully (1) Stephanie Biden (1) Simon Fowler (1) Kai Adams (1) Edward Bonham Carter (1) Oliver Judges (1) Kevin Gardiner (1) Christian Flackett (1) Katharine Arthur (1) Martin Edwards (1) Alexander Hoare (1) Helen Mulligan (1) Moira Protani (1) Aziz Rahman (1) Miles Maier (1) Michael O'Toole (1) Dawn Austwick (1) Alice Faure Walker (1) Lisa Clavering (1) Louise Hall (1) Mark Cummins (1) Tim Wilson (1) Mia Campbell (1) Brian Miller (1) Kai Winterbottom (1) Carol Rudge (1) Sarah Atkinson (1) Natalie Dale (1) Christina Laybourn (1) David Bonbright (1) Jonathan Bruck (1) Amanda Young (1) Matthew Beaman (1) Gabe Chomic (1) Bill O'Neill (1) Andrew Graver (1) Christopher Querée (1) Miles Geldard (1) Tom Rutherford (1) Jonathan Ellis (1) Chris Harris (1) Andrew Studd (1) Alison Hone (1) David Tyler (1) Lois Guthrie (1) Richard Spencer (1) Sharon Martin (1) Ken Olisa (1) Andy Campbell (1) Nigel Scott (1) Nick Reid (1) Antony Robbins (1) Nandu Patel (1) Ivo Clifton (1) Cliff Prior (1) Josie Gowler (1) Brigid Whoriskey (1) Debbie Nunn (1) Christopher Stephen-Haynes (1) Helen Blundell (1) Michael Brougham (1) Paul Hughes (1) Gareth Germer (1) Jason Baldaro (1) Nigel Davies (1) Stephanie Flanders (1) Virginia Jennings (1) Coleman Long (1) Zahida Aslam (1) James Thornton (1) David Baker (1) Tom Keatinge (1) Valerie Jolliffe (1) Jacqui Taylor (1) Andy Mahon (1) Emma Howard Boyd (1) Ellen Dorsey (1)
Less +++ More +++

Data protection: IT security challenges

1 May 2015

Heledd Lloyd-Jones looks at the pitfalls of data storage and urges charity boards to take active steps...

How a charity can avoid falling foul of cyber crime and data breaches

1 May 2015

How can charities address the emerging area of cyber risks? Charity Finance convened a panel of interested...

Using data capture software to improve clinical trials

1 May 2015

Kirsty Weakley looks at how Cancer Research UK is using data capture software to help it find new treatments...

Nina Saffuri, War Child UK: 'Concerts are expensive, so we are not looking to create more of that type of event as part of our growth strategy'

19 May 2015

Partway through an ambitious growth strategy, War Child UK is in a period of intense activity. Director...

International crowdfunding for Ebola

18 May 2015

Eleanor Harrison explains how GlobalGiving’s crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Relief has raised £3m...

Meet the funder: OneFamily Foundation

15 May 2015

A product of the merger between Family Investments and Engage Mutual, OneFamily Foundation allows customers...

'Open and honest': The treasurer and finance director relationship

13 Mar 2015

The January issue of Governance carried an article about the relationship between the key board member...

Clic Sargent: a journey of transformation

12 Jan 2015

Three years ago Clic Sargent was facing a big black hole in its finances. Jonathan Plumtree explains what...

Girlguiding: from operational to strategic

12 Jan 2015

Gill Slocombe, chair of Girlguiding, describes how this very large membership body adapted its governance...