Posts Tagged ‘Pensions’

Prepare early for retirement from the NHS – a summary guide for doctors

Navigating the retirement planning maze isn’t easy. With ever changing regulations and new pension freedoms, it can be a challenge for doctors to work ou...

BMA calls for 2% “catch up” consultant pay rise following government’s restraint

Consultants have called for NHS staff pay to be restored to an average growth rate of 2% above inflation when the current period of pay restraint ends. ...

Proposed flat rate of tax relief on pensions would increase doctors’ contributions

16 March is the date of the next Budget, when the Chancellor sets out his response to a previous consultation on pension savings. Possible options on th...

Changes to the NHS pension may cause thousands of senior doctors to leave the NHS

From April 2016 pension rules are changing and it may encourage senior consultants to leave the NHS. The annual allowance will be tapered down from £40...

16 March is pension decision day for doctors

March 16th is looming over the medical sector but thousands of doctors and healthcare professionals still do not realise its significance. However, if ...

Lining up retirement income plus a holiday home

Investors Chronicle has reviewed the investment portfolio of a 53-year-old NHS surgeon. Adam earns £220,000 a year from NHS and private work and his wife...

“Share views on April pension contribution hike”

Doctors are being urged to register their responses to the Department of Health’s consultation on plans to increase pension contribution rates from April...

BMA Scotland ends talks over pension change

The BMA in Scotland announced that it, along with the other health unions, had taken the decision to end negotiations with the Scottish government over cha...

Optimism over strike action proved fleeting

I experienced a fleeting moment of optimism over the BMA's ballot of Scottish hospital doctors on the NHS pension changes, when the results were announced ...

BMA rules out pension strike action in Scotland

The BMA has ruled out strike action in hospitals in Scotland this winter following a ballot of Scottish hospital doctors. A 45% turn out among consultants...

Pension contribution tiering flatter after 2015?

The health secretary has offered an olive branch to the profession over NHS pensions change suggesting that the tiering of doctors' contributions might be ...