Posts Tagged ‘Pensions’

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 ...

Signs of a fairer deal on NHS pensions

It’s been almost all bad news for doctors on the government’s changes to the NHS pension scheme over the past 18 months. And so the latest response to...

NHS pension reform “allows imposition of change”

Government reforms would leave the NHS pension scheme open to retrospective changes made by the government without negotiation, the BMA has warned. Submit...

A cautionary tale about my NHS pension

So much has been written about our pensions in the last year, both in Hospital Dr and elsewhere, that it’s easy to become inured to the subject. For juni...

Aren’t strikes supposed to maximise disruption?

So the ballot on the next round of strike action for Scotland only is just around the corner, heralded by a deluge of BMA bumpf, emails and 'road shows'. A...

Pensions: BMA wants doctors to lobby MPs

As you may know, Scottish hospital doctors are about to be balloted on strike action on pensions, but industrial action isn’t the only thing on our minds...