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Did you know?

If your care home operated and paid VAT before 21st March 2002, then you might be eligible to recover that VAT.


In 2002, Kingscrest Associates Ltd & Montecello Ltd (t/a Kingscrest Residential Care Homes) won a court case in which they successfully challenged HMRC’s interpretation of VAT law that prevented care home operators from registering for VAT, and therefore recovering VAT on their expenditure.

By challenging the legal terms for ‘provision of care, medical and surgical treatment’, the residential home partnership, Kingscrest, succeeded at High Court in overturning the HMRC exemption, arguing that they supplied residential accommodation with broad and personal care, as opposed to directly supplying medical or surgical treatment, such as that supplied in a hospital or other approved institution.

The law was later changed to re-impose the exemption, but what Kingscrest achieved was to enable care home operators to backdate a VAT registration and account for VAT on state-funded contracts, allowing them to reclaim VAT.

What that means for you

If you, the care home operator, paid VAT on goods and services up to 21 March 2002, it is possible that you may be eligible for a refund, even if the business has subsequently been sold or ceased to operate. This might include building work, refurbishments and other operating costs.

How it works

If you believe you may be eligible, VAT Solutions will assess the viability of your case, negotiate with the Local Authority and prepare your claim. Our fee is only payable if the claim is successful and only after you’ve received your payment.

If we cannot progress a claim, or it is unsuccessful, you pay nothing.

Why Work With Us?

VAT Solutions are the UK’s leading specialist on Kingscrest VAT Recovery and have recovered VAT for hundreds of clients, providing them with funds to reinvest in the future of their business.

We will hold your hand through the entire process. You can trust our dedicated team of experts to handle everything involved in making your claim, whilst you focus on running your business.

What Our Clients Say

“As Care providers with 25 care homes and 50 specialist residential units throughout the UK, we are constantly receiving calls and mailings from firms claiming to be able to get VAT back for us. I was finally persuaded, by a fellow Care Home owner, who had done a Kingscrest claim successfully, to speak with Rob Burton at VAT Solutions.

Rob assured me that the process wouldn’t cost me a penny until I had recovered the VAT, and I was impressed with the result, both in the way VAT Solutions worked with us and the value of the claim. I can see now why they have successfully handled a large number of claims and I recommend speaking with VAT Solutions about a Kingscrest claim for your care home.”John Hill, Managing Director, Hillcare LTD & Heathcotes LTD

“I didn’t hesitate to engage VAT Solutions to undertake a claim on behalf of the Group, safe in the knowledge that, as the leading specialists in their field, they have very successfully handled many Kingscrest claims over a number of years. Our claim was handled expediently, with minimal work involved… resulting in substantial benefits for the business.

The team at VAT Solutions were extremely professional and kept me updated all the way through the claim process. I am very pleased with the result and would certainly recommend talking to VAT Solutions about Kingscrest VAT recovery for your business, whether you are considering a claim for one care home or a number of care homes.”

Chief Financial Officer, National Care Group

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