AISMA In the News

AISMA members regularly write in the specialist GP and practice management publications, offering expert advice to doctors on the key issues of the day.

Eight taxes on GP premises

Accountant Luke Bennett runs through eight premises taxes that could impact on practice income and partner drawings Whether a GP owns or rents premises, every partner should be familiar with the following eight taxes or costs arisng from a practice premises. Read more

Winter 2013 AISMA Doctor Newsline published

The Winter 2013 issue of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the newsletter for GPs and practice managers published by  the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, has been published today. With the possibility of early retirement tempting many GPs, AISMA expert Barry Rigby leads this issue with an overview of the issues affecting NHS Pension Scheme membersContinue reading

Practice Management: Accounting deadlines for 2013

Planning ahead is key to ensuring 2013 deadlines for tax, National Insurance and pensions are met. There are some significant changes afoot; not least the disappearance of primary care trusts on March 31 as CCGs start operating. April will also see a radical change to the way in which PAYE information has to be reported to HMRC which will require monthlyContinue reading

Pulse Finance Diary: January 2013

Many GPs prefer not to think about their tax bill, but putting it off can increase costs. Accountant Bob Senior offers tips on how to lessen the pain. Read more

Autumn 2012 AISMA Doctor Newsline published

The latest issue of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the newsletter for GPs and practice managers published by the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants has been published today. With many GPs considering their retirement options, this issue leads with succession planning advice from AISMA committee member Luke Bennett to help practices ensure a smooth transition whenContinue reading

Careful what you sign, warns GPC

GPs are being advised to do more to look after their constitution. Their CCG one. According to the GPC, some doctors’ practices have been put under pressure to sign up to documents that would impose certain duties upon them with proper involvement from LMCs. Chairman Dr Laurence Buckman warned: ‘We are concerned that practices areContinue reading

GPs and The Budget 2012

Chancellor George Osborne promised a Budget that rewards work, backs business and is on the side of aspiration. But there were no tax giveaways – any cuts in what GPs have to pay to HM Revenue and Customs are to be paid for by increases elsewhere. Here’s a round-up of the main changes: Personal AllowanceContinue reading

Spring 2012 AISMA Doctor Newsline published

The Spring 2012 issue of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the publication of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, is published today with an essential mix of advice and commentary on the business of running a busy GP practice. This month’s lead article is by specialist healthcare lawyer, Andrew Lockhart-Mirams, who describes new case law thatContinue reading

AISMA Doctor Newsline Winter 2012 published today

The Winter 2012 issue of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the publication of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, is published today with an essential mix of advice and commentary on the business of running a busy GP practice. With practice managers getting to grips with changes to the QOF, Kathie Applebee’s lead article on what’sContinue reading