Posted on November 21, 2017 by staff

‘Use Budget to hold biggest firms to account over tax’


The CEO of fast-growing health tech firm Now Healthcare Group has called for Wednesday’s Budget to be used to collect a bigger contribution from the country’s most profitable companies.

Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his speech to the House of Commons at lunchtime on Wednesday revealing the Government’s plan for the nation’s finances.

Lee Dentith founded NHG, which provides video consultations with GPs and repeat NHS prescriptions through its platforms Now Patient and Now GP, three years ago.

He told BusinessCloud: “I am eagerly anticipating that the Budget will give more clarity around Brexit and just who is to pay for exactly what, as so far this is unclear. I’d be disappointed to see an insurance premium tax increase.

“I would like to see all employers paying employment national insurance contributions right from a part-time five-hour-a-week employee, up to the board level.

“I don’t see why major employers in this country avoid this tax due to them only employing part-time employees.

“Now is the time to put some burden on employers, because profits for large companies are looking very positive and they should be made much more accountable.”

The Care Quality Commission recently found NHG– based in Salford’s MediaCityUK – to be providing services that are safe, responsive, effective, well-led and caring.

NHG has disrupted the digital health market with its innovative tech and digital solutions and is predicting by the end of 2017 they will be supporting upwards of 20 million people across the world.