Not-for-profit quality care for over 25 years

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Kieran Lynch & Co are a specialist VAT firm focused on the healthcare sector and, to date, we have returned over £40M in benefits back to Care Providers.

Working on a contingent fee basis, we have extensive experience in achieving success for clients across the following opportunities:

Contract Re-structuring

Traditionally treated as exempt for VAT purposes, care providers have to absorb the VAT on their running costs.  This need no longer be the case and we can work with you to create a VAT recovery model covering your current trading going forward, and potentially including the last four years.


This ground-breaking ruling secured at High Court allows Care Home owners the chance to recover VAT over a ten-year period.

An operator of small bedded Learning Difficulties Units who chose to challenge the fact that Care Home’s providing residential care fell outside of the legislation that had previously prevented them from recovering VAT.  Kingscrest, has paed the way for operators to recover VAT incurred between 1993 and 2002.

This opportunity is not to be confused with Capital Allowances, utilities or similar related schemes.  It is a one-off opportunity to recover a significant amount of VAT

You may be a current operator or you may have sold, as an Asset Sale, a Home you operated between 1993 and 2002 – you would therefore still be the owner of the claim.  Equally you may have acquired, by Share Purchase, a company which operated a Home during the period meaning you have also acquired the claim.

Or you may know of a colleague who fits the above criteria, if so, we would be happy to discuss our system of Introducer Fees.

Fit-Out Planning

For those not wishing to pursue Contract Re-structuring the opportunity remains to improve the VAT efficiency on the fit-out of care facilities including the replacement and renewal of tangible assets within the home.  This generates real cash savings and ensures maintenance budgets go further.

Capital Projects

We have achieved successes for clients looking to increase bed numbers and operations through the construction of new care facilities.  We work with the construction team, ideally from an early stage, to ensure these projects work from a VAT perspective.

For a no obligation, free assessment of the potential savings then please contact [email protected] or call 0114 262 2127

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Tel: 0114 262 2127
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