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's the issue?

We recently surveyed members who are working as paediatric consultants, or retired, in the UK. The findings give a glimpse into the greatly damaging effect of this legislation, which has created a perverse incentive to reduce working hours or retire early.

The corrosive effect that this has, and will continue to have, on workforce morale and patient services must not be underestimated.

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