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PCH Dental separates from Peninsula Community Health

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Bishop Fleming Corporate Finance has provided strategic advice to PCH Dental CIC, the dental arm of Peninsula Community Health, on the separation of the business from the existing group. PCH Dental was specifically formed and…

People with Significant Control Register (PSC Register) – Q&A’s

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What is the People with Significant Control Register (PSC Register)? From 6 April 2016, UK Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships are required to maintain a PSC register and investigate any potential PSC’s who may require…

Opportunity For Practices To Claim Flu Campaign Cash

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Practices have been warned to check they have been paid by the NHS for the government’s winter 2014 flu campaign. Although claims for the vaccines were submitted by practices, it has become apparent that due…

Beetles over Juiced?

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Recent stories in the media about over-emitting diesel VWs raised questions about how these polluting vehicles are taxed when it comes to assessing benefits in kind. Are employees driving around in company VWs in peril…

NHS Pension scheme update

NHS Pension Update

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Tiered Contribution rates Following discussions, the NHS has proposed rates that will apply from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2019. There are seven tiers with rates as follows: Tier FullTime Pensionable Pay Contribution Rate…

Pension Changes Will Leave NHS Short of GP’s, Consultants & Dentists

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Healthcare accountants warn that early retirements will hit the NHS New changes to pension rules will persuade thousands of NHS GPs, consultants, and dentists to take early retirement - leaving the nation short of these…

Steve Tucker, Manager at Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants in Plymouth

Pension lifetime allowance fall to affect NHS doctors and dentists

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Further to the pension lifetime allowance being reduced in April 2014 from £1.5 million to £1.25 million, a further cut to £1 million from April 2016 was proposed in the 2015 budget. If the proposal…

The red Budget briefcase

£2,000 Employment Allowance from April 2014

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Employment Allowance - does this apply to me? From 6 April 2014 businesses will be able to reduce their secondary NIC payments to HMRC by £2,000. But, there are exceptions. If you are carrying out…

Steve Tucker, Manager at Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants in Plymouth

Tax charges on your pension contributions- pension annual allowance

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Since the pension annual allowance reduced to £50,000 in 2011/12, and more recently to £40,000 from 1 April 2014, doctors and dentists in the NHS defined benefit pension scheme have faced uncertainty each year as…