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  • Response to the 2024 Spring Budget
    Deborah Wood, Chairman of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, said: “There was very little in the way of good news for general practice in today’s Budget announcement. While there will be small gains at a personal level for individual GPs and their staff through cuts to National Insurance contributions, there was no commitmentContinue reading
  • Response to the 2024/25 GP contract announcement
    Responding to the announcement by NHS England of the 2024/25 GP contract, Andrew Pow, board member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants said: “This is a disappointing announcement and the third year running when uplifts in the value of the GP contract have been significantly below inflation. While the contract is based onContinue reading
  • Response to 2023 Autumn Satement
    Andrew Pow, board member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, said: “Today’s confirmation that the minimum wage is to increase by 9.8% will be setting the alarm bells ringing in general practice, where funding is not keeping pace with wage growth, led by minimum wage increases. “Since March 2019 the minimum wage hasContinue reading
  • McCloud consultation update – AISMA comment
    Andrew Pow, board member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA), said: “It’s good news that the Department of Health & Social Care has taken on board many of the comments from AISMA and other organisations contributing to the consultation. It appears that several of AISMA’s recommendations, including a flexible approach for NHSContinue reading
  • David Clough
    David Clough, past chairman and founding member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, died unexpectedly last Friday. Deborah Wood, AISMA Chairman said: “It is with great sadness that we convey the news of David’s death. Many within the AISMA community knew David, who continued to support and champion the Association after his retirement,Continue reading
  • Accountants warn that GPs must not be overlooked in McCloud remedy exercise
    Specialist medical accountants have highlighted concerns that GPs could be overlooked in measures to remedy unlawful NHS Pension Scheme discrimination identified by the McCloud judgment. In its response to the government’s consultation on the second set of draft amendments to NHS Pension Schemes Regulations addressing the McCloud remedy, the Association of Independent Specialist Medical AccountantsContinue reading
  • Response to the 2023 Budget
    Speaking on behalf of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, Andrew Pow said: “The increase in the annual allowance on pension savings is welcome. Together with the recent announcement on retirement flexibilities and plans to remove the impact of inflation within the annual allowance calculation, this is a positive and long overdue change. “WhileContinue reading