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.

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Charity Finance Summit 2015

The Charity Finance Summit balances technical, gritty accounting and tax topics with strategic and 'bigger picture' views to deliver a excellent opportunity to bring your finance team up-to-date on the key issues facing charities today.

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VAT tribunal judgment on investment management fees worth tens of millions to the sector

Charities should be able to reclaim VAT on investment management fees, a tribunal has ruled, in a move which is likely to mean tens of millions of pounds of additional cash for the sector.

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 explores the impact of a recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union on VAT.

Socrates Socratous is the director of SOC VAT Consultants

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

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