Monthly Archives: December 2014


As we enter the festive period, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very happy and peaceful festive season on behalf of BANT Council, Committees and Teams. I hope you have had a successful year and that you have some great plans in place for your businesses in 2015. We will be working hard to give you every support possible as we continue on our journey to make Nutritional Therapy a recognised healthcare option.

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It’s Tax Return Time – Remember You Can Claim Back Your BANT Fees

Don’t forget your personal tax returns are due to be submitted to HMRC by the end of January 2015 and BANT members can claim back their membership fees against tax. HMRC approved our application for income tax relief for BANT’s professional fees back in July and we have been added to the approved list at HMRC. It takes several months for BANT to appear on the official list, so members who are completing their tax returns before the list is updated, should inform staff at HMRC that BANT is newly approved to the list of approved bodies and should quote the following reference: RH/T1644/18/2014/HEM.

Statement Following Publication of the Association for Nutrition (AfN) Report 2014

Following the publication of the Association for Nutrition 2014 report, BANT can confirm that it met with AfN in 2013. The two organisations agreed to compare respective registration requirements and to look at how AfN and BANT might dual accredit clinical training modules that AfN wants to put in place for its new clinical healthcare specialism. This work is presently on-hold but BANT looks forward to helping AfN in the future.