AISMA Doctors Newsline January 2019

AISMA Doctor Newsline

I am pleased to introduce you to the Winter 2018/19 edition of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the newsletter for GPs and practice managers published by our membership organisation, the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants. Please click here to view.

This issue opens with an analysis from AISMA accountant Faye Armstrong of what the last Budget meant from a tax perspective, with three opportunities to be aware of and three pitfalls to avoid.

Tax is also the theme of Luke Bennett’s opinion piece on page 4, where he describes why some GPs – who are willing and able to work out-of-hours shifts – are unwilling to do so because increases in their pay are seriously eroded due to high marginal tax rates.

Practice management expert Fiona Dalziel examines the benefits of reviewing management and leadership roles within the practice; and our agony accountant series continues with a mix of topical practice management issues under discussion.

Finally, property lawyer Saji Bratch looks at the property issues relating to practice mergers and how careful pre-planning can make the merger process faster and more efficient.

I hope you find this edition of AISMA Doctor Newsline a helpful and practical source of information. If you would like to discuss any of the issues highlighted in the newsletter we would be pleased to talk to you.