Sajid Javid has agreed to GP’s delaying the declaration of earnings over £150,000 after mounting pressure from GP bodies.
Thankfully, sense has prevailed, at least for the short term. This controversial requirement to published earnings over £150,000 was seen by many, including professional advisors, as unnecessary intrusion of privacy allowing the tabloid press to fuel more unwarranted anti-doctor sentiment.
The requirement to declare was originally published on 5 October 2021 and led to confusion amongst many accountants as to whether outside earnings was to be declared also as the guidance did not correlate with the published Statutory Notice.
The requirements to publish earnings, its timing and guidance were ill conceived.
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