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Guild rate and expenses

The British Dental Guild rate for 2019/2020 is £300 per session (or three and a half hours). ​This is an increase of 5 pounds on last year’s rate.

Because of the modern complexities of dentistry in the UK, in recent years the Guild has decided not to separate the rate into a practice expense and a loss of earning component, but recommended that practitioners use their individual practice expenses to determine this, or the latest NHS Digital or HMRC information on expenses ratios.


The treasurer of the British Dental Guild is Howard Jones.


Forms for officers claiming expenses from the BDA

The BDA member expenses claim form should be used when claiming meeting expenses from the BDA. They can be accessed in PDF or Microsoft Excel format, or in paper format from the BDA Finance Department. 


The forms may be completed electronically or manually but must always be printed off and signed by the claimant, prior to being sent to the BDA Finance Department. All forms should be submitted within 28 days of the return journey.


List of committee codes


Committee codes are listed in the expenses form. When completing form, the name of the committee and (if possible) the committee code should be recorded on the form. If you are attending a meeting as a cross representative or on behalf of another committee your expenses should be charged to the meeting you are actually attending.


Guidance and expenses policy


Guidance notes and expenses policy should be read prior to completing a form for the first time. The standard, summarised guidance applies to most committee members who claim set allowances from the BDA for subsistence and accommodation. 


If you have any queries regarding the new forms please contact your committee secretary or Bina Varkey.