Specialist assistance for RYA Affiliated Clubs

Find out how your club could benefit from extra legal and financial assistance. 

As part of the RYA affiliated club package, clubs can access a 30-minute consultation underwritten by the RYA, with an external tax consultant. Any additional services provided will be charged with a RYA discounted price. Clubs can gain insight and advice on the following:

Russell Moore - Sport VAT Consultant

Russell can offer support on any VAT related matter, including:

  • recovery of VAT on facility improvement projects and new clubhouse buildings
  • general VAT recovery issues and Partial Exemption annual calculations
  • opportunities for retrospective VAT recoveries
  • use of the fundraising event exemption
  • leases and licences

Contact Russel russellmoore@sportsvat.co.uk | 07710 329317

Richard Baldwin, MBE; FCA; CTA, -  Corporation Tax Specialist

Richard can advise clubs on many Corporation Tax related queries.

He has also advised extensively on registering as a charity and Community Amateur Sports Club which not only provides Corporation Tax exemptions but also mandatory business rate relief and access to gift aid. He can be engaged by affiliates to provide additional services by means of direct engagement at a rate to be agreed.

Contact Richard rkbaldwin@btinternet.com | 01494 730059

Mark Radford FIRRV (Hons) - Mark Radford Rating

As with our other specialists, as part of the RYA affiliated club package, clubs can access a 30-minute consultation underwritten by the RYA, with Mark. Any additional services provided must be negotiated directly.  Mark can provide assistance and advice on business ratings for property holding RYA affiliates. Mark specialises in advising amateur sports organisations and has recently helped a number of sailing clubs achieve significant reductions to their rating assessments.

Contact Mark markradfordrating@gmail.com | 07399 471972

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Changes made to the VAT penalties and interest system

HMRC have introduced a simplified procedure for penalties and interest charged for the late submission or payment of VAT returns.

How does this affect you?

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Corporation Tax and your club

Whether your club is incorporated or not, you may face a Corporation Tax (CT) bill.        

What should your club do about CT?

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VAT on gas, oil and electricity

Russel warns that cost saving consultants are contacting clubs about paying too much VAT on fuel and power costs

What does this really mean?


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Protect your club VAT recovery position

Action may be required to protect club VAT                                                                                                          

Find out if you need to act

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Potential VAT windfall claims for clubs

Numerous not-for-profit sports clubs have recently enjoyed material windfalls from VAT previously declared on sales

How can you claim?