NHS: Pensions

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd May 2019.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care), Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of changes to the NHS Pension Scheme and tax arrangements on retention rates of NHS doctors.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The NHS Pension Scheme is a generous benefit for National Health Service staff and one of the best pension schemes available. The Government recognises that NHS doctors have raised concerns about pension tax charges being a factor in their decisions to retire early or limit their NHS commitments. The Government keeps the impact of its pay and pensions policies under constant review.

The Treasury and the Department of Health and Social Care are currently in discussions on pension issues.

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