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Registrants can claim more than £170 on uniforms and memberships


The nursing regulator has highlighted that most registered staff are still failing to claim back the tax relief they are due on the annual fee.

The NMC said this week that 70% of nurses and midwives were not claiming tax relief on their annual registration fee.

Nurses and midwives are eligible to claim tax relief on the NMC annual registration fee, which is worth £20 per year at the current fee level of £100.

It noted they could also be missing out on tax relief worth up to £177on their subscriptions to a union or professional body, laundering of their uniform or for tights and shoes.

Nurses and midwives who have not previously claimed can also claim tax relief for up to the previous four tax years.

The NMC has issued regulator statements in recent years reminding nurses of their rights to claim the money, but claim rates have remained surprisingly low.

Visit the NMC’s website for further information on claiming tax relief on NMC annual registration fee please visit.

The regulator is strongly expected to rubber-stamp plans to increase the annual registration fee from £100 to £120 at its latest council meeting next week.


Readers' comments (4)

  • Apologies for being daft here, but why don't the NM just knock this £20 off the fee and claim it back from HMRC themselves?

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  • anon above

    probably because they are too daft to think of any such rational and reasonable ideas!

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  • they'd probably bring in a firm of accountants to do a feasibility study first then employ a load of new staff to action what was decided which of course would mean a new suite of offices somewhere. Probably not cost effective TBH :)

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  • Why not just get rid of the NMC altogether after all what do they really do, registration fees continue to rise yet the advice service has been discontinued, not that is was ever any real help .Nurses could come under the GMC who seem to manage their accounts etc. far more efficiently and do actually provide advice and assistance to their members. How did the system work with the GNC and UKCC as we were not constantly facing fee rises with them.

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