Searching for the pot of gold at the end of the recession

Whether the public are any the wiser about the Government’s financial plans after The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2009 Pre-Budget Report still remains to be seen. However, one thing is for certain – Alistair Darling had to tread very carefully indeed in this year’s Report in order to strike a balance between political demands – […]

Dedicated Dental Solutions

From a loan to a lease, a partnership to a parting of the ways, when you need advice call the ASPD. The success of any dental practice ultimately depends on the decisions taken by the principal, but the everyday dilemmas facing a small business often need more than clinical expertise. Of course, there is no […]

Buying a Dental Practice

You’re bound to encounter problems when buying a dental practice, but there are ways of dealing with them. Solicitor Chris Pomfret explains. The urge to buy a dental practice, particularly a good one, continues unabated, and if you have been looking around for some time, you will know that you are competing against a large […]

Student Loans – Better Off Left A-Loan? No!

Gregory Penfold of Humphrey & Co, Chartered Accountants, who are members of the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists (ASPD). Gregory lectures extensively to VDP groups and other dentists on accountancy and taxation matters. ASPD members offer professional, objective and practical advice and services, based on experience within the industry, to dental practices and other […]

Is Your Lease Watertight? Don’t take chances with your livelihood

Graeme Burn is the Senior Partner of Burn & Company, Solicitors, North Yorkshire. He has specialist knowledge of dentistry, having advised dentists throughout England and Wales for the last fifteen years. He is a member of the Association of Specialist Providers for Dentists. ASPD members offer professional, objective and practical advice and services, based on […]

Preparing for your Year End

Greg Penfold is an accountant with Humphrey & Co., chartered accountants, business and tax advisers. He specialises in acting for dentists and is a member of the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists( ASPD). The ASPD has over 27 members in the UK offering professional services to dentists. The members include major banks, solicitors, accountants, […]

Associates – employed or self-employed?

David Griffiths is a solicitor member of the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists (ASPD) and a partner in Maxwell Hodge, Solicitors, based at the firm’s Liverpool Office. Most principals would consider their associates to be self-employed, and while many associates would agree there are occasions when an associate might claim to be an employee. […]

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Graeme N. Burn, Senior Partner of Burn & Company, Solicitors, is the current Chairman of The Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists (ASPD). After fifty eight years of what most dental practitioners regarded as a satisfactory relationship with the NHS, and latterly the PCTs, the provisions of the 2006 NHS contract presented a shock to […]