NHS regulator drops plans to charge income tax and NICs by default

An NHS regulator has dropped plans to charge locum doctors income tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) by default following new public sector tax rules introduced in April. Following IR35 guidance, NHS Improvement had said all “locum, agency and bank … Continue reading

British Dental Association launches free internal mediation service

The British Dental Association (BDA) has launched a free mediation service to help resolve associateship disputes. The service will potentially save BDA members both the time and cost of a court case, it said. It will be available to members … Continue reading

GPs unaware of shock Stamp Duty bills

Hundreds of GPs who own their own surgeries could be hit with unexpected Stamp Duty bills when they sell up in retirement, tax experts at Haslers have revealed. The tax bills, which could spill over into the tens of thousands … Continue reading

Are you prepared for GP Seniority Payment clawbacks?

The GP Seniority Payments scheme will come to an end in March 2020. Nevertheless, GPs should still be aware of the possibility for clawbacks on payments already made and it is worth checking if your practice potentially owes money. Where … Continue reading

RCGP head warns that four-year rule is “unenforceable”

The head of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has suggested that Government plans to force newly-qualified doctors to work in the NHS for a minimum of four years are “unenforceable”. Speaking at the group’s annual conference, RCGP chair, … Continue reading