Two financial experts from Lancashire-based accountants Moore and Smalley spoke on charity trading and the pitfalls of VAT for charities at this week’s annual conference and AGM of the National Association of Local Societies for Visually Impaired People (NALSVI).
Partner and head of the firm’s specialist charity team, Christine Wilson, and Stephen Adams, head of VAT, addressed more than 130 delegates at the two-day conference held at Chester University campus this week.
Christine Wilson said: “Charities are increasingly subject to rigorous legal requirements, accounting rules and taxation statutes, and the more hoops they have to jump through the more they need expert advice and ./guidance from people who understand the specific requirements of the sector.
“Moore and Smalley’s experience in advising charities and not-for-profit organisations is extensive and we advise some of the best known organisations in the region, some of which have been with us for more than 50 years.”
Moore and Smalley acts for more than 61 charitable organisations in Lancashire and Cumbria, with a combined annual income in excess of £39 million, including Galloway’s Society for the Blind, Deafway and St Catherine’s Hospice.