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May 1 2020

Updated guidance on the CJRS for early years providers

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

On Friday 17 April, the UK Government provided updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for early years providers in England however as the CJRS is a UK-wide scheme, this will also impact providers in Scotland. The Scottish Government is currently seeking further clarification from the UK Government on aspects of this guidance, however more

Apr 9 2020

Further update on NHS financial support

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

As discussed in our previous article, Chief Dental Officer, Tom Ferris sent a memorandum on Thursday 9 April that provides independent contractors (dentists and corporate dental bodies) with specific guidance for those practices in receipt of NHS financial support measures who may wish to apply for other financial support. A number of contractors have inquired about more

Apr 8 2020

Possible delay to funded early learning and childcare

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

Since the Scottish Government announced plans to provide 30 hours free childcare for every child aged between 3 and 4 from August 2020, as detailed in our previous article, many privately owned childrens nurseries have been preparing for these changes for the past 8 months or so. However, as we understand things today, local authorities across Scotland more

Mar 31 2020

Further support details for NHS Dental Services

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

Following the initial announcement on 17th March, Chief Dental Officer, Tom Ferris, announced an amendment to further reassure and protect the NHS dental services. In addition to the protection provided through capitation and continuing care payments, the funding package will now provide 80% of the average income from item of service and patient contribution. GDPA, reimbursement more

Mar 20 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare sector

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

The ever-evolving situation with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant disruption around the world and although the UK has not been significantly affected, we fully expect this to change. We are aware that the healthcare sector are facing sector specific issues, including: Dentists New measures outlined by the Chief Dental Officer will have a more

Mar 17 2020

The Budget 2020 announces increase to tax relief pension savings

Categories: Healthcare

Welcomed changes will be made to the pensions tax system, as announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget, in a bid to help high earners including senior NHS dentists and doctors who have been hit with high tax bills. The thresholds for the controversial tapered annual allowance will rise by £90,000 to ensure dental professionals more

Jan 17 2020

Understanding ‘NHS Earnings’ for the purposes of the GP234 form

Categories: Healthcare

The 28 February 2020 deadline to fill out the GP234 form is fast approaching! If you are eligible to claim for the rental reimbursements from the NHS, the Practitioner Services must receive the completed form by this deadline date. Part of the form requires the dental professional to assess the NHS earnings as a percentage more

Dec 12 2019

Selling your veterinary practice

Categories: Healthcare

With the valuation of veterinary practices soaring in recent years, selling your practice can be an extremely attractive option to some owners. However, along with the rapidly changing taxation regime, the sale process is far more complex than ever before. It is unlikely that selling your veterinary practice will be a decision that is made more