National Health Service

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 16 July 2010.

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Photo of Jackie Baillie Jackie Baillie Labour

Question S3W-34765

To ask the Scottish Executive what impact it expects that the increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% will have on NHS dentistry services in one year.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

No specific assessment has been undertaken on the effects of the VAT increase on dentists who provide NHS general dental services. However, we do provide considerable financial support through a series of allowances to help support dental practice costs in Scotland.

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