Pension tax problems will cause NHS staff exodus, report warns

Taper troubles

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Almost half (44%) of clinical and non-clinical trust executive directors are considering or planning to leave the NHS in the next two years due to pension taxation, according to NHS Providers.

The NHS member organisation said its findings in An Unnecessary Divide: The Impact of Pensions Taxation on NHS Trust Leaders also showed 37% fewer members of staff are seeking or accepting promotions and 60% will not accept leadership roles. A total of 35% of surveyed members of the NHS Pension Scheme said they would consider leaving the public health service by 2022, while 9% had already decided to quit their positions. The impact of the tapered annual allowance has raised a number of concerns in the last year with many higher-paid NHS workers facing punitive tax charges for breachin...

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