Global Sum interim pay uplift of 1% plus a 3% inflationary increase in the amount toward expenses. This will be reviewed once the Doctors Dentists Review Body (DDRB) has reported. The Global sum will increase from £85.35 to £87.92 based on weighted list.
For Federation Contracts
The concern for Federations was that GP partners also sitting on the Board of directors for the Federation, could be caught by the legislation as they are both an office holder of the Federation and a partner of the GP Practice undertaking the contracts.
What is IR35?
IR35 was introduced in 1999 to counter tax avoidance by contract workers, working specifically through an intermediary, such as their own limited company.
The underlying spirit of IR35, was intended to establish if the day to day work of the contract worker, was not materially different from a salaried employee. The rules are designed to make sure that the right rate of tax and National Insurance is paid by the contract worker, if IR35 legislation applies.
The responsibility and liability for assessing the employment status for tax purposes, was that of the contract worker.
GPs who also work as a long term fee based self-employed GP, or who work on an employed or self employed basis for an Out of Hours Provider, may also be required to complete this form. Unfortunately, many salaried GPs are not aware of this requirement.
This August has been particularly challenging, as advice on the pay and pensions of Registrars is no longer available since the SBS department in Derby closed down and moved to Capita at Preston.
Capita are very likely to advise that they do not have the capacity to work out the pay for Registrars, so it will the responsibility of each Practice to find this out for themselves.
This Red Flag Alert aims to help Practices understand how the calculations work and outlines the checks that Practices should make to ensure that the salary payments made to Registrars are fully and properly reimbursed.
The headline detail is that there will be “new” investment of £220 million into the contract to deliver:
At the time of writing, information is being released by NHS employers relating to the funding of the GMS Contract for 2016/17. The headline is that there will be an investment of £220 million into the GMS Contract in order to deliver a 1% pay uplift and reimbursement to meet rising expenses, including CQC fees and staff costs. Whilst this increase is welcomed, Practices will need to review the impact of forthcoming additional payroll costs.
Many practices will be aware of the changes to the NHS pension scheme which came into effect on 1st April 2015 with the introduction of the 2015 NHS pension scheme. Many members will have moved into that scheme on 1st April, with many others moving into it at a later date and older members remaining in the 1995 or 2008 scheme.