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ABI agrees new fees for for GPs

The ABI and the BMA have agreed new fees and quality standards in a joint agreement on insurance reports that GPs prepare on behalf of patients. The fee for a GP report on insurance applicants in 2005/06 will be 70.50 from 65 last year while the fee for a medical examination carried out by a patient’s own GP will rise to 77.50 from 71. The new fees will take effect from July 1.


Julian Gibbs

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ScotEq Intl warns of tax-free dangers

IFAs must warn their clients of the threat of inheritance tax on supposed tax-free savings vehicles, cautions Scottish Equitable International.

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