IR35 Update: NHS to assess locums on a ‘case-by-case basis’

Nearly 2 months after the new reforms of the IR35 legislation went live (see our previous article on IR35 here) clients and contractors are still getting to grips with the new taxation laws. The point of the new changes which were made back in April 2017 was to shift the responsibility of determining how a […]

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IR35: New tax reforms for locum staff

IR35 is a tax legislation originally devised in 1999 to combat tax avoidance by those supplying their services to a client by means of an intermediary (such as a limited or personal service company) but would be classed as an employee if an intermediary was not used. This legislation particularly affects those in the medical […]

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Social Care changes in the UK

It is no secret that our population is ageing and therefore living for longer. Between 2005 and 2015 the individuals; living in the United Kingdom, who were aged 65+ increased by 21% compared to 85+ increasing by 31%. (BBC News- Health)The people also living with a disability has also increased, reaching over 1 million people […]

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Labour aim to put ‘people before profit’ in NHS

Key speech by shadow health secretary focuses on end of life care Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has promised voters that Labour will “rescue a shattered service” , saying the NHS will be at the forefront of Labour’s election campaign. Speaking about the “personal to you and your family” ethos Labour wants to adopt with the NHS, Mr Burnham […]

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Will patients be charged for NHS services?

King’s Fund member explains why charging for healthcare should be a no go area King’s Fund member and social policy professor Julian Le Grand has spoken out against the idea of charging for healthcare services, instead advocating a “a single pathway of care with a single ring fenced budget and a single commissioner.”  Long opposing the […]

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Should CCG’s provide community services?

Debate over retenders causes conflict Findings from the Health Service Journal reveal that more than a third of clinical commissioning groups (CCG’s) have no plans to retender their community services. Experts warn that the groups could face legal challenges from would be providers as it was expected that community service contracts would be up for […]

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