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Our Experience Makes Your Experience Better

Most of us have an area of expertise. That expertise has been gained from years of experience working in various industries and professional environments. When you are talking through a proposal do you ever ask the person you are talking to what their experience of the situation is? I am sure that they ask you […]

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What does your dental practice look like?

Most people don’t actually realise this, but you don’t have to go old-school or traditional with how your dental practice looks. Most dental practice owners, especially new ones, need to realise that traditional doesn’t necessarily mean successful anymore. What do you want your dental practice to look like? What do you want your dental practice […]

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Are EBITDA multiples in the UK Dental Market going to grow over the next few years?

I was recently asked this question by a group practice owner, so I thought I would throw my thoughts into the ring. Over the last few years a lot of the growth in Dental practice values and hence EBITDA multiples has been as a result of increasing amounts of Private Equity (PE) money entering the […]

Accountancy and Tax

The Game Changer in your Practice Accounts

Make one payment to all your 30+ suppliers each month and save hours! Ok, I maybe sounding like a nerdy accountant, and think this is exciting for accounting, but to be honest it will save you a lot of time and money, if you commit and get your affairs streamlined onto Xero. For the last […]

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5 Tax Tips for Dentists and Doctors in May 2021

As we are moving further into the 2021-22 tax year we are starting to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, which means now is the best time for you to review and refresh your financial affairs. Now is the time for business owners like yourself to maximise the tax benefits available […]

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Help India Breathe

As I am sure most of you are aware, India is in the midst of a medical crisis. Hospitals are overwhelmed, oxygen is running out and the death toll is climbing rapidly.   After speaking to many of my relatives in India on Whatsapp, I strongly felt that we had to do whatever we could to […]

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Can You Swap Shares Without Any Tax Charges?

Share for share exchanges are very common and are used for various commercial reorganisations. These exchanges often occur when forming new holding companies in order to transfer assets out of the original company. In order to ensure the transaction is tax neutral and does not succumb to any capital gains tax, stamp duty or income […]

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What Does the Super-Deduction Mean for Dentists?

From 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2023, any businesses investing in qualifying new plant and machinery assets will be able to claim: a 130% super-deduction capital allowance on qualifying assets and machinery investments a 50% first-year allowance for qualifying special rate assets The biggest business tax cut in modern British History This super-deduction allows […]

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2021 Year End Tax Planning – Can you become an ISA Millionaire?

It’s that time of year again when one needs to consider all their tax saving options. In truth, there are maybe two major things you need to be considering, ISA and pension contributions. If you have not contributed to either of these, then it’s definitely worth considering. My personal favourites are ISA’s as you can […]

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2021’s Budget Impact on UK Dentists

We have reviewed yesterday’s budget and have provides some further detail, along with our own viewpoints on the announcement and its impact on the UK’s dentists. There are some significant changes which will play out over the coming months and years. In addition, it does look like things have been made more complex by the […]

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Rishi Sunak’s Budget Update

The Dental Business Guide Podcast Episode | 3rd March 2021Arun Mehra Good afternoon. It’s Arun Mehra here on the 3rd March from the Dental Business Guide and I’ll be talking to you about the budget that was announced earlier today by Rishi Sunak. Now, there was a lot of expectation around this budget, with various […]

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Diversity in Dentistry in the UK

Is Dentistry as Diverse as You Think It Is? Try to think about what your dentist looked like when you were younger, can you remember? Was your dentist a male? Was your dentist a person of colour? If I was a betting man, I definitely know what I’d bet your dentist looked like.  Even though […]

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How lenders want you to manage and develop a start up

In order for a lender to approve an application for finance for the purchase of premises for a squat, build work or equipment, they require a mandatory background check on you as well as the plans for your business, but they have certain internal guidelines that they want you to adhere to when formulating your […]

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Free Stuff + Tesco’s!

The most excitement I seem to get these days is going to Tesco’s New Malden. Currently, I am living where I grew up, and going to Tesco reminds me of my school days, as my old school, Raynes Park High School, is right next to Tesco’s. During those school days, most lunchtimes, we would head […]

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Making a Business Interruption Insurance Claim

As a result of the recent Supreme Court announcement that small businesses can make a business interruption claim, this is good news for our Dental clients and other SME’s. We have detailed the steps you need to consider when making a Business Interruption Claim. But now the time has come that you need to file […]

Accountancy and Tax

How Samera Makes Dental Accounts Simple

Covid-19 revolutionised the way many businesses operate overnight, forcing many into the digital world. Accountancy was no exception to this. Like many office occupations, accounting is one of those that is heavily dependent on the use of paper. Heavy into social contact and very heavy into how many hours are spent in the office. But […]

Accountancy and Tax

Self employment grant – Round 3

For those of you that managed to secure a government grant for being self employed earlier in the year, make sure you claim your third tranche now. The government portal is now open, and you can make your claim for the SEISS grant – round 3. It’s all quite self explanatory and if you have […]

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Why Now May be the Best Time to Refinance

In these uncertain times that we are currently experiencing, of furloughs, lockdowns and COVID-19, we have seen extra pressure on business finances.   Having spoken to several clients, it’s our view that this may be a good opportunity to review your current financial arrangements, such as your existing business loans. Please click here to find out […]

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The Table – 18 Years On

This is the table I started the Samera business on 18 years back. Its teak, from John Lewis and bought in the 1970’s by my parents. It’s still standing strong, and so are we. Strong foundations in life and business make a huge difference. In those eighteen years we have experienced many highs and lows, […]

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Trying to save UK jobs

Today, Rishi Sunak announced his latest endeavour to try and stave off a major calamity over the winter months by trying to minimise job losses over these difficult times. Whilst some may be hopeful about this initiative and that it will help many, others maybe thinking that this is just delaying the inevitable. Nevertheless, whatever […]