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NHS will reimburse next year’s pension tax bill on retirement, doctors are told

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 19 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6595
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Doctors in England will be encouraged to pick up extra shifts this winter with the promise that the NHS will reimburse them for any additional tax they accrue as a result.

Under the offer, whose announcement by NHS England is imminent, GPs and hospital doctors can use their existing pension pot to pay off next October’s pension tax bill on the understanding that the NHS will reimburse them when they retire. It is a one-time offer that will be available only for the current 2019-20 tax year.

The offer comes a week after doctors were warned that the NHS faces a “bleak” winter, after figures showed that in October the NHS …

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