You will no doubt now be aware of the proposed new rules impacting Personal Service Companies from April 2017. In relation to NHS organisations, to summarise, from 06 April 2017, as a Public Sector body covered by the Freedom of Information Act, any NHS organisation including trusts engaging with a Personal Service Company ("PSC") will [...]

Members of the House of Lords Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee heard evidence from Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, about earlier inadequacies in workforce planning, and the need to offer more flexible opportunities through banks to reduce charges for medical locums. Responding to questioning from Lord Willis of Knaresborough, Mr Stevens acknowledged [...]

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement set out the UK Government’s proposals to clampdown on salary sacrifice schemes. In outline, the measures are: • Schemes covering pensions, child care, cycling to work and ultra-low emission cars are exempt from the changes • The change for other schemes will take effect from 6 April 2017 Draft legislation confirms [...]

In early 2006 Liaison’s now MD, Andy Armitage, conceived his idea for VATflow.  This idea revolutionised the way Liaison, and ultimately competitors in the market, report VAT errors and adjustments within the NHS. VATflow reached its tenth anniversary in October, and it’s now hard to imagine what life was like for Liaison staff and clients [...]

The new HMRC website on COS VAT is now live and has been fully transferred to the website. Code 52 is now online but there is a disclaimer that this is still under review. Code 14 is comprehensive although still not sufficient. There is a new separate section on capital expenditure but there are [...]