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Can a physiotherapist operate as a limited company

Can a physiotherapist operate as a limited company

I am aware that NHS doctors' surgeries are not able to practice via a limited company.  I have also seen a couple of articles indicating that HMRC have asked some odd questions regarding people in the medical field operating through limited companies.  Is anyone aware of any reason why a physiotherapist should not incorporate?  Or of any challenges that HMRC have issued to such practices recently?

The following thread is also of interest and I wonder if there has been any progress with this.

https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/anyanswers/question/medical-consultant-u...

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14th Jul 2014 12:17
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14th Jul 2014 12:54

Companies House

Out of interest ,if you look on Companies House data,  there is a company called Physiotherapy Limited (dormant) and Physiotherapy Academy Ltd which appears to be trading.

My personal osteopath is a limited company.   As stated in your link,  I believe that any contracts needs to be with the limited company and also insurances for work. 

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14th Jul 2014 14:43

Preofessional rules

This is an issue between your physio and their professional body who may, or may not permit the activity to be pursued through a corporate structure.  The body might be the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists but there may be others and unless you are a member you might not be able to discover what their attitude is.  Get the client to check the situation with the professional body if they do not want to prejudice their professional status.

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By BananaMan
17th Jul 2014 16:57

Think about Liability and the insurance side of things

 

Some negligence claims can reach the millions - wouldn't it make good sense to operate through a Limited?

 

However - I agree whole-heartedly with the points about liaising with professional bodies. Although, these days I shouldn't think there would be an issue.

 

Wasn't there a time once where accountants/solicitors had to be unincorporated?

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