Locums: Tax Avoidance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th September 2018.

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Photo of Drew Hendry Drew Hendry Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many locum doctors are subject to the 2019 Loan Charge.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

No estimate of the number of locum doctors affected by the 2019 Loan Charge has been made. It is the Department’s expectation however that locum doctors do not enter into tax avoidance arrangements and should comply with this new legislation from its introduction in April 2019.

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