Worried about your cashflow? Here’s the key…

Maintaining adequate cashflow is a key factor in the success of any business. So if you’re worried about your cashflow, the key is to look forward on a rolling basis. I recommend adopting a 13 week cashflow forecast model. We provide our clients with a template into which your bank account balance figure can be […]

What prices should dentists charge?

I often speak to dentists who want to raise their pay-as-you-go prices for patients. If this includes you, here’s the process I recommend to ensure you set them at the right level… First of all, ask yourself when was the last time you increased your prices?Always look to make increases either at the start of the calendar year […]

DBS Check Delays

DBS Check Delays Delays to Disclosure Baring Service Checks (“DBS checks”) On 14 January 2016 the London Evening Standard reporting that some trainee nurses have been unable to start their courses due to a backlog in completing DBS checks at Scotland Yard. The issue was first commented on by the Metropolitan Police on 2 October […]

A summery Budget for some

The Summer Budget was greeted with a warm welcome by some but no doubt received a frosty reception from others. We look at the winners and losers from the announcements on a scale of ‘what’s hot and what’s not’.   Key Announcement Winners and losers Hot, Hot, Hot Personal allowance increase to £11,000 in 2016/17 The personal allowance continues […]

Digital furture

With the Conservatives taking a majority government in the 2015 election, it appears that they may now have to carry out their promise of ditching the tax return, as we know it, and moving to digital accounts. This was a surprise announcement in the March Budget with a glossy document published explaining (or not as […]

Dividends – A complete overhaul

The Summer Budget included the announcement of a complete overhaul of the dividend tax system.  We would like to confirm that the new regime is not being brought in until April 2016 so there is no need to alter your remuneration strategy now and the detailed draft legislation has not yet been released, so we are […]

2016 and The Big Elephant in the Room

For over five years, one of the dentists I have the pleasure of knowing fretted about how to change his dental business. How he would finally move it forward. It was the same story. He had ideas. He wanted to make changes. But he constantly found road blocks in his business which would drive him […]