- Jul 23, 2009
- Reaction score
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
Not an issue anymore.Here in a simplistic nutshell
Ah. Thanks for the correction.Not an issue anymore.
In 2020 the government raised the threshhold so that the tapered annual allowance rules don't apply until someone's annual income exceeds £200,000 (up from £110,000).
This means that only a tiny number of consultants are now affected, and those that are don't really have much cause to complain about anything.
Yes, it seems a lot at first sight, but she'll have other expenses eg professional indemnity insurance (can be hefty) and a fee for use of the theatre at Spire etc. As with all professional fees it's not the 10 minutes time you pay for but the skill of the surgeon who has probably had an arduous training.Interesting, which explains why mine is working as a limited company. I did some rough calcs to amuse myself while I was awaiting her attentions and it was bloody eyewatering. Phone call £100. Face to face consultation, £200. Ten minute operation £500. I worked it out that on a 3 day week she could be all up 500k/per year with two weeks hols. Admittedly she has two staff but still.
I’m sure lots of vets who run their own businesses do that. I certainly did. Unfortunately lots are now corporate and you can’t get away with itand after about half a dozen adjustments the bill was reduced by about 45%.
Good on you! If the fairer sex sometimes indulge in enhancing their endowments then it's good to hear that you, as a bloke, thought it good to adjust your testimonials....I had an operation down there a few years ago........one of the fruit was hanging significantly lower than the other; to me it was pretty obvious which one! But the surgeon reassuringly insisted on drawing an arrow on my stomach pointing down at the offending article.
That’s it……my vets used to be independent. They used to defer to my professional status and give me lots of leeway in prior diagnosis and duspensing of drugs. I always picked up Brackens vaccine and did it myself.It appeared to be the difference between a large (ish) town based group practice and a smaller, rural one.