Braving the stock market

For the untrained eye, the stock market may appear too volatile an ocean for novice investors to dip their toes into these days. Of course, the rewards that smart investing can bring are often astounding but for those of us who cannot swim, the losses are equally as impressive. However, with astute investing advice from […]

A Treasure Trove of Dental Services

Members of the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists (ASPD) are renowned for their ability to provide a range of quality services, specifically tailored to the dental industry. The ASPD website is a treasure trove of specialist providers ranging from accountants and solicitors to valuers and sales agents all of whom have an excellent track […]

Workplace Pension Reforms: change is coming

In 1901 there were ten people of working age for every pensioner. In 2005 it was a ratio of four to one, and it is predicted that by 2050, that ratio will be two to one. The Government is also concerned that a large proportion of the population is not saving for retirement either at […]

Lease UK experiences excellent December trading period

Lease UK, one of the country’s most established dental finance brokers, recorded one of it’s best ever trading periods in December as dental practices rushed to beat the VAT increase. Company Director, Tim Gammon said, “By using a no deposit, fixed rate HP agreement, dental practices can acquire the equipment they need now at today’s […]

THE TAX HEALTH PLAN

Author “Harry Winter o MA (Cantab) ATTII AFA. Of Dental Business Solutions, Who are members of the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentist (ASPD) ASPD meber companies work together to provide comprehensive solutions, each member of the ASPD network is a dental industry specialist committed to overcoming challenges faced by dental professionals. After reading History […]

“No man is an island” (John Donne 1572-1631)

In both our professional and private lives, is well to remember that infamous line that appears in John Donne’s Meditation XVII, 1624, “No man is an island.” Indeed, the connotations that spring from these words ultimately convey the nature of human existence with regards to friendship and community – nobody can survive in isolation. Dental […]

Four (of many) NHS Contract things dentists should know

Advance Access On 16 November 2009, the Department of Health launched the new model PDS+ Agreement for improving Dental access. The Agreement has prompted much debate and raised many concerns. The main concerns are that the Agreement is very prescriptive, one-sided (favouring the PCT) and requires robust management systems to be in place, to the […]

The Taxman cometh…..HM Revenue & Customs have announced plans to extract additional tax from Dentists. It may be possible to reduce the pain…

It was announced in January that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are offering a “tax amnesty” for medical professionals who are regulated by the General Medical Council, under what is being called the Tax Health Plan. Shortly after the announcement, the Tax Health Plan was extended to cover individuals regulated by the General Dental Council. […]