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Tax Rates and Allowances 2021/22

Tax Rates and Allowances 2021/22

Introduction We have summarised the key rates and allowances which are fundamental to our business and personal lives. We are sure that you will find them a useful point of reference and have set out below a few examples of how they can be used. Personal tax rates As...

Budget 2021

Budget 2021

Budget 2021 The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In his speech, he stated his Budget 'meets the moment with a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people'. Main Budget proposals Tax measures...

Dental practices are struggling to meet new government targets

In December 2020, the UK Government set targets for NHS dentists to achieve 45% of their pre-pandemic activity. The aim of this new target was to increase the amount of NHS appointments available for patients. However, these new targets have come under a lot of...

Change to Carer’s Allowance Rules 2021

The Carer’s Allowance Payment Rates will be increasing from £67.25 to £67.60 per week from April 2021.   Who is eligible for Carer’s Allowances? Carer’s allowance is available to those who care for someone for at least 35 hours a week. In addition to this the person...

NHS England announce abatement figure for dental practices

NHS England announce abatement figure for dental practices

NHS England announce abatement figure for dental practices   NHS England and the Chief Dental Officer England have published a letter setting out key NHS contractual issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This letter dates back to 1 April 2020.   This...

Additional Funding Available for Pharmacies

Additional Funding Available for Pharmacies

Community pharmacies that meet certain requirements will be entitled to claim additional funding of £1,630 per contractor through the Pharmacy Quality Scheme. There are 14 requirements that pharmacies will need to meet to be eligible the Pharmaceutical Services...

Temporary changes to Veterinary Medicine Supply

Temporary changes to Veterinary Medicine Supply

Due to the social distancing requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has decided to relax the rules of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations. The reason for this is to enable veterinary surgeons to order their veterinary...

Treasury temporarily scraps VAT on PPE

Treasury temporarily scraps VAT on PPE

The Government has decided to zero-rate VAT on essential personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. It comes after charities and trade unions called for VAT on PPE to be scrapped. The Government hopes that this will ease the financial pressure...

Tax Rates 2020/21

Tax Rates 2020/21

Introduction We have summarised the key rates and allowances which are fundamental to our business and personal lives. We are sure that you will find them a useful point of reference and have set out below a few examples of how they can be used. Personal tax rates As...