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NHS pensions: thousands of doctors have cut their working hours to avoid tax charges, survey finds

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 01 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5006
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Thousands of GPs and consultants in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland have reduced their working hours or are planning to do so because of pension tax laws, a BMA survey has found.

Recent changes to pension regulations have led to many senior doctors receiving big tax bills, which increase if they work additional hours.1

A BMA survey of its members of all …

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