Additional support for arts and culture charities
In order for your charity to thrive, we know that you require support beyond accounting and audit and with all of our team under one roof, we are easily able to advise you on areas such as HR consultancy, statutory accounting requirements, financial processes and controls, governance considerations, VAT and direct tax. Recent examples include, crisis planning and bespoke support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, compliance with data protection legislation, bespoke trustee training, support with contentious HR issues, finance training for non-finance staff, risk management and governance reviews.
We provide VAT consultancy services to a number of organisations in the cultural sector including, but not limited to; English National Opera, the National Gallery, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Museum Trust, the Royal College of Arts, the Serpentine Trust and the Southbank Centre.
The services we offer include consideration of whether an organisation is better in or out of the cultural exemption, consideration of VAT recovery methods, VAT group structures and advice on capital projects. We also provide bespoke VAT training specific to your organisation’s activities. You can find out more about this on our VAT for charities page.
The arts and culture sector can benefit from a range of tax reliefs and exemptions, but navigating these can be tricky. Our Charity Tax team provide tax consultancy and compliance services to a wide range of organisations in the arts and culture sector, including the Imperial War Museum, the Foundling Museum, the Freelands Foundation and the Almeida Theatre Company.
We’ve advised on a number of claims for the various creative industry tax reliefs such as Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief and Theatre Tax Relief. The team also provide broader tax services including corporation tax compliance, employment tax advice, Gift Aid advice and reviews of charitable trading and tax risks. You can read more about our tax services on our charity and not for profit tax page.
HR and technology advice
In today’s climate, your people and your tech are crucial to your operation. We will draw on the support of our HR and technology experts to help you overcome any people or technology challenges you might be facing. Our HR services include payroll, pension schemes and employee benefits, and our HR Consultancy team offer HR strategy and compliance advice alongside executive coaching, leadership and management skills training. If you’d like to find out more about our HR advice for charities, you can read more on our HR advice for charities page.
Our technology advice and support ranges from digital strategy and business intelligence to IT security, safety and privacy including cyber security.