My renewal, including ECG and audiogram, was £112 in Cheltenham
That's exceptionally cheap ! Same things nearer £ 200 here !
Sorry if it's a slight "thread creep", but I'm really surprised to have seen little or no mention on here of VAT being added to medical charges in recent months.
HMRC's case is that visiting an AME for a certificate is NOT the same as going to GP with problem or symptom, and asking for advice or treatment. A commercial transaction, therefore subject to VAT .
Do you all accept that this is a reasonable standpoint ? Or can you simply not be bothered to comment upon it ? Are folk so fed up with G Brown Esq nowadays that they are not even commenting on his far-fetched tax gathering ruses ?
It's divisive too - only AME's whose turnover exceeds the VAT threshold need to register - so those who do fewer medicals will not need to charge VAT, and their prices will therefore be more attractive. How fair is that ?
Any comments from anyone, or is it stony silence as usual ?