Across VODG membership, organisations are at different points in considering or progressing VAT novation agreements.
VODG undertook a Freedom of Information Access exercise establishing local authorities' approaches to VAT novation for both children and adults' services.
We are holding a spotlight event to share findings and to provide members with the opportunity to hear from one another and our expert partners. We will also explore how members' experience of local authority arrangements could further strengthen this emergent data set.
Group Director of Finance, Avenues Group
I'm responsible for ensuring control and reporting of the Group's finances and supporting the organisational strategy through financial planning and analysis. I'm also involved with the IT strategy, ensuring the organisation has the right technology and systems in place, with effective support.
I’m a qualified Fellow Chartered Accountant and have been working in finance for more than 20 years, mostly in the not-for-profit/healthcare sector. Immediately before Avenues I was the UK Finance Director at Marie Stopes International. My previous roles have given me extensive knowledge and experience of finance transformation and implementing strategies to support growth plans.
Director of Finance, FitzRoyAlison is a CIMA qualified accountant with a background in manufacturing, and over 20 years of experience working in both large and small organisations such as Vauxhall, BAE, Johnson Tiles, MCI, and EMS Industries. Since then she took a step into the charity sector, where she now has 7 years of experience.
Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Richard has over 20 years' experience in the real estate sector and has established himself as a trusted adviser to a range of private providers, local authorities and house builders, advising them on a range of complex structuring and/or projects.
Specialising in corporate, charity, regulatory, PPP projects, partnerships and joint ventures, Richard is often called upon for his expertise in providing innovative structuring advice and solutions – helping his clients to navigate and deliver complex, and often high profile projects.
Richard leads the governance team based in the North West, part of the wider social housing team (which is ranked at tier 1 by both Chambers UK 2019 and Legal 500 2018), and is himself ranked.
Richard is a regular speaker at high profile industry conferences and events.