BDA says age discrimination remedy is needed for NHS pensions

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed the Supreme Court ruling that the government has no basis to challenge earlier legal rulings that past pension reforms were age discriminatory. This...

2.73 per cent uplift for Northern Ireland GDPs approved

BDA Northern Ireland has written formally to accept the Department of Health’s pay uplift offer for 2018/19.

Facts behind figures

Statistics can make eye-catching headlines, but digging deeper into them often reveals another side of a story.

Dental Protection: Government proposal could deprive dentists of NHS Pension Scheme prior to a conviction

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has recently announced plans to give the Secretary of State the power to suspend a healthcare professional’s rights to NHS Pension benefits in cases...

NASDAL Goodwill Survey – NHS Practice Values continue to drop

The statistics from the latest NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) Goodwill Survey have just been released and make interesting reading. These statistics are...

NASDAL Annual Benchmarking Statistics – Costs Up and Profits Down

The latest NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) Benchmarking Report for 2017-18 has been released and shows a decrease of three per cent in net profits for a...

NHS pensions may be painful for dentists

Dentists could face unexpected tax bills and find their pension pot does not provide as much as they believe following government changes in NHS Pension regulations, expert advisers in the field have...

BDA: GDS Revenue Grant Scheme only one part of the solution

BDA Northern Ireland has said a £1 million grant scheme to assist dental practices to meet patient care and safety standards must be viewed in the context of the financial pressures on GDPs. 

NASDAL Goodwill Survey – Greater Private Equity interest

This week saw the release of the latest practice goodwill statistics from NASDAL (The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers). These statistics are produced quarterly and...

An ‘avoidance’ budget from fearful Phil

This year’s Budget Speech was the first to be delivered on a Monday since 1962. It had been suggested that the reason for this was so that the Chancellor of the Exchequer did not have to perform after...

Christie & Co publishes first annual report highlighting emerging workforce trends and challenges

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has published its inaugural report on the UK dental market, The Dental Industry 2018: Staffing, Brexit and the Dentist Shortage.

Penalties on the way...

HMRC have plans to introduce a points-based penalty system for late payments by businesses and individuals for corporation tax, income tax and self assessment.

New stats show Northern Ireland dentists are “at breaking point”

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that general dental practitioners are “at breaking point”. 

NHS dentistry across UK running on fumes, in face of 35 per cent collapse in real incomes

The British Dental Association (BDA) has expressed concern about the long-term sustainability of the service, as new data from NHS Digital has shown that NHS dentists in England and Wales have...

Baldwins Group acquires DBS Chartered Certified Accountants

A specialist accounting practice for the dental sector has been acquired by one of the UK’s fastest growing business advisory groups.