NHS England General Practice Forward View – lease incentive scheme extended
NHS England confirmed yesterday that the deadline for submissions to the Lease Incentives scheme has now been formally extended until 31 March 2018.
The extension is intended to allow any GP Practices who have yet to conclude their lease negotiations with NHS Property Services Ltd (NHSPS) and Community Health Partnerships (CHP) to benefit from the financial assistance promised by NHS England. That financial assistance includes the following:
- Reimbursement of Stamp Duty Land Tax for the initial term (up to 15 years);
- Contribution of up to £1,000 plus VAT towards legal fees related to the lease transaction; and
- Reimbursement of management fees for the financial year 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.
Please get in touch with one of our Healthcare Real Estate team should you require any advice in relation to your occupational arrangements with NHSPS or CHP, or alternatively if you have any questions regarding the NHS England lease incentive scheme.