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

Displaying 1 to 7 (of 7)

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.

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 7 (of 7)


Search the Directory


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

Vibeka Mair (27) Tania Mason (22) David Ainsworth (22) Ian Allsop (19) Gareth Jones (13) Graham Elliott (12) Don Bawtree (11) Gavin McEwan (10) Andrew Hind CB (9) Bill Lewis (6)
Shivaji Shiva (6) Rosie Chapman (6) Luke Savvas (5) Richard Wild (5) Kirsty Weakley (5) Rui Domingues (5) David Davison (4) Debbie Jennings (4) Socrates Socratous (4) Richard Weaver (4) John Tate (4) Kate Rogers (4) Paul Knight (4) Louise Fernandes-Owen (4) Alana Lowe-Petraske (4) Karen Thompson (4) Colin Laidlaw (4) Gareth Morgan (4) Jonathan Last (4) Pesh Framjee (4) Adrian Houstoun (3) Jane Klauber (3) Lorraine Owens (3) David Locke (3) Roger Chester (3) Richard Bray (3) Richard Weighell (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) Celina Ribeiro (2) Graham Batty (2) James Brooke Turner (2) Jim Clifford (2) Elizabeth Davis (2) Rachel Holmes (2) Nick Ivey (2) Kate Sayer (2) Stephen Lloyd (2) Anne-Marie Piper (2) Chris Priestley (2) Karl Wilding (2) Sam Younger (2) Robert Warne (2) Ian Buss (2) Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts (2) Jo Taylor (2) Simon Hopkins (2) Martyn Turner (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) Nigel Davies (2) Lynne Berry (1) Victoria Cook (1) David Emerson (1) Peter Gotham (1) Richard Gutch (1) Ian Harris (1) Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett (1) Heather Lamont (1) Keith Lawson (1) Suzi Leather (1) Richard Maitland (1) Alison McKenna (1) Alistair McLean (1) Mathieu Mori (1) Ian Oakley-Smith (1) Paul Palmer (1) James Sinclair Taylor (1) Charlotte Watts (1) Joe Saxton (1) Mike Hudson (1) Paul Gibson (1) Richard Harrison (1) Tris Lumley (1) James Shaw-Hamilton (1) Tania Cohen (1) Lindsay Driscoll (1) Anne Moynihan (1) Beryl Hobson (1) Diane Sim (1) Jo Coleman (1) Richard Fries (1) Rohan Hewavisenti (1) Charles Nall (1) Michael Quicke (1) Mark Salway (1) Caroline Stockmann (1) David Woodbine (1) Nick Brooks (1) Mark Keenan (1) Janet Turner QC (1) Richard Leaman (1) Keith Smith (1) Andrew McNamara (1) Gordon Reid (1) Ann Phillips (1) Stephen Pittam (1) Julian Blake (1) Brian Shorten (1) Augustus Della-Porta (1) John Kingston (1) Andrew Purkis (1) Anna Roderick (1) Phil Durbin (1) Bob Humphreys (1) Jonathan Taylor (1) Alastair Graham (1) Paul McDowell (1) Daren Moore (1) Helen Fraser (1) Paul Myners (1) Margaret Manning (1) Mike Clarke (1) John Graham (1) Caroline Beaumont (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) Louise Hall (1) Mark Cummins (1) Tim Wilson (1) Mia Campbell (1) Brian Miller (1) Kai Winterbottom (1) Hilary Seaward (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) 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 +++

How to get to grips with data protection and prevent a crisis

28 Sep 2015

With data leaks and scandals involving charities on the rise, Patrick Nash of Connect Assist explains...

Change, what does it mean?

2 Sep 2015

Patrick Nash explains what transformational change can mean to charities and how to go about it.

Mobile membership at Diabetes UK

1 Sep 2015

Kirsty Weakley reports on the latest IT new business wins.

How to build your personal brand

29 Sep 2015

With reputation management the order of the day, how should fundraisers be looking after their own, personal...

Why are fundraisers afraid of the Fundraising Preference Service?

24 Sep 2015

Of all the ideas proposed in the Etherington Review of Fundraising, none has caused as much controversy...

Fundraising regulation review: The key recommendations

23 Sep 2015

Today Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, has published his review of fundraising regulation....

How a housing charity turned a major setback into an opportunity

14 Sep 2015

Valerie Owen, OBE, chair of Swan Housing Association’s board, describes how seeing a governance problem...

Case study: Grievance against trustees

1 Sep 2015

A chief executive and employment lawyer offer advice on what to do when allegations of bullying heighten...

When is a charity merger a step too far, too fast?

1 Sep 2015

Rushing towards a merger without following the proper procedures leads one charity into a bigger commitment...