NHS pensions and UK tax legislation

Tackling the issue of pension taxation is one of many steps required to alleviate growing workforce pressures within the NHS - and to help relieve any undue stress among the medical community.

What is the issue?

We recognise members’ concerns that the current pension tax legislation has led some high-earning senior clinicians to receive high tax bills, which has created a perverse incentive for senior clinicians to reduce their working hours or retire early. This has a clear negative impact on retention and has exacerbated existing rota gaps. 

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