NHS dental charges set to rise five per cent

The government is proposing to increase dental charges by five per cent, which will mean a routine check-up costs £22.70. Net government expenditure in England on dental services has dropped by £550 million in real terms since 2010. Over the

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Opticians VAT is complicated already – are you ready for Making Tax Digital?

From 1 April, all UK based businesses that have a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 are required to switch to the new digital tax service to report earnings and calculate VAT owed. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) had

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State-backed GP indemnity scheme falls under reform

Medical legal fees for GPs working eight sessions a week will be as little as £1,400 from 1 April under state-backed indemnity, a drop of more than 80 per cent from previous average costs. The state-backed scheme will cover the

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Dental practice sale prices drop despite increase in valuations

The latest Practice Goodwill survey figures from the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) have shown that average dental practice sale values have started to drop despite a small rise in the valuations of practices. During the

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Calls for rethink on pension tax rules

Doctors are calling on the Treasury to rethink the current rules regarding taxation and pensions, which have encouraged a number of GPs and consultants to cut their hours, retire early or even leave the scheme entirely. Chaand Nagpaul, the BMA

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Concerns that care home businesses might be struggling with payroll

A recent survey has found that almost half (54 per cent) of UK businesses believe that PAYE is the second biggest compliance burden they face, raising concerns that care home businesses in particular – who tend to employ a lot

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How much is the three per cent pay rise really worth to GPs?

GPs all over the UK saw their wages increase more than expected in the twelve months between 2015/16 and 2016/17, with an average increase of nearly three per cent. During that year the Government and British Medical Association’s (BMA) GP

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Time to take control of your workplace pension

By now, most healthcare employers should be well acquainted with automatic-enrolment, the Government’s mandatory workplace pension scheme. But it’s important not to get too comfortable, as from this April the contributions both you and your staff pay into the scheme

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NASDAL shows mixed results of goodwill deals

The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL), the professional network, has released the results of its new Practice Goodwill survey. The findings indicate that NHS practices are moving from strength to strength, while private and mixed practices

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How can medical professionals deal with the GDPR?

In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect for all businesses in the UK, changing the way organisations can handle and process personal data. And no sector’s data is more sensitive than the healthcare industry.

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