GP News

Could Bristol scrap an NHS tax avoidance rule? - 4 May 2016

Multinational companies that avoid tax could be allowed to bid to run NHS services in Bristol after local commissioners moved to scrap a national rule.

Death of contracted-out pensions will burden GPs - 4 May 2016

From 6 April 2016, the current basic state pension (S2P) has been abolished and replaced by a single-tier state pension. This means that GP practices are no longer entitled to pay lower National Insurance Contribution (NIC) rates for those employees in the NHS pension scheme who had opted out of the second state pension.

Get ready to publish your earnings - 4 May 2016

From March 2016, all GP practices will have to publish their mean GP net earnings.

Personal tax accounts and doctors - 21 March 2016

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has said that the new system of online accounts will be similar to online banking and will allow people to see their tax details and make payments at any time of the day or year.

Additional funding to be given to GP practices - 21 March 2016

General practice is set to receive more funding from the Government, with the amount being set at a four per cent minimum rise every year, over the course of the next five years.

GMC fees to increase for 2016 - 21 March 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) has stated that a £5 increase will be applied to its registration fee for doctors in 2016, meaning that the new charge will be £425.