Finance

Dentists warn failure to support self-employed may have devastating impact on service

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that means-testing of support for the self-employed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will have potentially catastrophic impact on large parts...

CDO and NHS England statement – more details still needed

The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) has released a statement responding to the announcement from CDO Sara Hurley and NHS England regarding the clinical and...

IR35 changes postponed

The government has announced a last-minute postponement to the implementation of the off-payroll (IR35) tax in light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, with the legislation now due to be reintroduced in...

NASDAL Goodwill Survey results – deals done continue to rise

This week sees the latest results in from the NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) Goodwill Survey statistics. These statistics are produced on a quarterly basis...

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.