On 14 February 2016, the founder of the Cambridge Satchel Company, Julie Deane OBE, published her review of self-employment in the UK, which looks at the challenges and opportunities for those wanting to work for themselves. The report estimates that 15% of the UK workforce is currently working on a self-employed basis. However, with the lack of definition as to what precisely...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 16
Every dental practice knows that it can take years to build up a loyal patient following but a matter of days for this to be destroyed by an ex-associate. Normally, a practice seeks to protect its goodwill by adding restrictive covenants into an associate, or even an employee, contract.
However, will your covenants stand up in court if you need to...Read More
The Price of Redundancy
On 5th February 2016 Dentistry.co.uk reported on the response they had received from the General Dental Council (GDC) to a Freedom of Information Act request. This confirmed that the GDC had spent £449,000 on severance packages for 12 employees between 1st January 2015 and 19th January 2016. That averages out at £37,416.66 per employee, which is more than a year’s...Read More