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Government is urged to tackle “punitive pension taxation” to stop doctors retiring early

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 15 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2279
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The BMA must push the government to remove “punitive pension taxation” that is exacerbating the medical workforce crisis by prompting many doctors to retire early or reduce their hours, doctors’ representatives have urged.

On 14 September, the BMA’s annual representative meeting unanimously (206 for; 0 against) passed a motion expressing concern that large numbers of doctors are retiring much earlier in their careers because of a combination of low …

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