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

CQC to slash fees for dental surgeries by 13.5 per cent

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched a consultation to reduce fees for dental surgeries by up to 13.5 per cent. The healthcare regulator, which oversees more than 10,000 dental practices around the UK, has moved to setting fees on … Continue reading

Fall in dentists’ income criticised by BDA

The latest statistics unveiled by NHS Digital have revealed that, for those holding contracts under the NHS, dentists’ income has fallen by more than 15 per cent over the last five years. NHS data revealed that in the 2014/15 financial … Continue reading

Controversial ‘sugar tax’ to go ahead

A controversial ‘sugar tax’ first proposed by former Chancellor George Osborne as part of the March 2016 Budget has been given a green light by the Government – and will go ahead for 2018. The tax will form part of … Continue reading