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Apr 12 2018

How well is your surgery performing?

Categories: Healthcare

EQ Healthcare is delighted to announce the publication of its GP Practices Benchmarking Report 2017. Produced in association with Kreston UK, the report explores statistics compiled from 161 practices across the UK. You can access the full report here – GP Practices Benchmarking Report 2017 We know that general practitioners are currently experiencing huge work pressures, more

Feb 14 2018

Managing profitability of your nursery

Categories: Healthcare

The current climate is becoming increasingly challenging for private nurseries, with shortfalls in local authority funding of child places, higher business rates and higher staff costs. We at EQ understand that in many instances the funding provided by local authorities for child places is insufficient to cover costs and that this issue may get worse more

Jan 23 2018

From Self Employed to Business Owners

Categories: Corporate FinanceHealthcare

For many self-employed dentists, buying their own dental practice is a dream, the ultimate career goal. However, it is also a journey riddled with pitfalls, risk and uncertainty. For dentists and University of Dundee graduates Jane Clyne and Eleanor Ferguson, the onset of a new year marks the start of their second full year owning more

Sep 27 2017

Business Rate Exemptions for Scottish Nurseries

Categories: Healthcare

Derek Mackay, Scotland’s Finance Secretary, has announced that as of April 2018, day nurseries in Scotland will be exempt from paying business rates. The announcement is a direct result of recommendations in the recent Barclay Report into non-domestic rates, commissioned by the Scottish Government. This is welcome news to nursery operators. The Nursery sector has more

Aug 30 2017

Know your employment status

Categories: Healthcare

It has become the industry norm that dental professionals, whether it be a dental associate, hygienist or therapist are treated as self employed for tax purposes, and rarely employed. You may ask yourself why this is the case and whether, with the recent legal rulings, this employment status will continue to be accepted by HM more

Jul 12 2017

Tax tips for dental professionals

Categories: Healthcare

Research & Development Tax credits Perhaps the dental profession is not the first sector you’d think of when considering whether to claim for Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits. However, if you are involved with dental innovation or seeking an advance in dental technology you ought to seriously consider whether your business is entitled to more

Jun 2 2017

Is your business structure in order?

Categories: Healthcare

When a dentist starts a dental practice or restructures an existing dental practice, you’d think there would be an industry standard when it comes to what type of entity should be formed and how it should be taxed. But there are many nuances and considerations that well respected tax and legal professionals differ on when more