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Hugh Reynolds joins NHS financial and workforce services specialist Liaison as CHC Strategy and Clinical Director to further develop the innovative suite of service offerings for Clinical Commissioning Groups. A strategic director with more than 30 years’ experience of working within the health and social care sectors, Hugh’s focus will be on developing new Liaison services […]


Concerns on COS recovery of Direct Engagement staff models and VAT treatment of supplies by PSC’s have been discussed for some time and draft guidance from HMRC is still pending. Past assurances have been made that no major changes are envisaged with regards to the recruitment of agency staff. On a related matter, the Court […]


HMRC’s position has always been that ‘normal’ VAT liability rules apply where a private entity is engaged to provide NHS patient care and where there is subcontracting of some elements back to an NHS body. As a result, some NHS organisations have incurred unforeseen VAT costs because the supplies back to the private entity are […]


  Liaison report suggests £10million savings for the NHS by switching to bank staff rather than agency workers 71% of NHS temporary staff are still being booked from ten agencies and between the most and least expensive agency, there is a difference of £30.30 p/h in total pay and commission for Consultants – the equivalent […]


Our ever-evolving NHS workplace environments have adapted to putting in place temporary or modular units to accommodate growing patient needs. The VAT treatment of modular or temporary units has been highlighted in litigation concerning ‘Sibcas’ and their supply of module buildings. Both the First Tier and Upper Tier Tribunals supported HMRC’s contention that the modular […]