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The Budget - implications for veterinary practice
  1. Dixon Gunn

    Dixon Gunn is a director of Anval. He is involved as a consultant in the BVA/SPVS Practice Survey.


THE Chancellor's budget, presented on March 9, followed the trend which has recently been developing in that announcements were made of changes which only take effect some time in the future. Instead of the immediate changes of the past, such as ‘tax on spirits increased as from 6 pm today’, we have ‘employer's national insurance contributions will decrease to 11.7 per cent as from April 2001’. Nevertheless, practitioners would do well to study the detail and plan for the changes.

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