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Reform pension rules or doctors will reduce their hours, BMA warns chancellor

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 25 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1885
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

The BMA has warned the chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, that doctors will reduce their NHS working hours unless tangible reforms are made to the NHS pension scheme.

Changes to rules on pension allowance that limit what staff can save into a pension each year before tax charges apply have landed some consultants with huge unexpected tax bills and have already prompted 3500 doctors to retire early since 2016, while many others are avoiding …

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