End of Covid pension rules could see 7,000 NHS staff retire in March - Quilter

'Urgent action needed'

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"The Coronavirus Act 2020 includes provisions to allow the extension to any of the powers contained within the bill and this issue should be raised urgently in government," said Graham Crossley, NHS pension specialist at Quilter.
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"The Coronavirus Act 2020 includes provisions to allow the extension to any of the powers contained within the bill and this issue should be raised urgently in government," said Graham Crossley, NHS pension specialist at Quilter.

In fear of facing a financial penalty, thousands of nurses and doctors who gave up retirement to help out during the Covid-19 crisis could leave the NHS in March 2022, according to new data obtained by Quilter.

The firm said an extension of Covid rules for NHS workers is needed to avoid the exodus. The UK government's coronavirus action plan, published on 3 March 2020, set out measures to respond to pandemic,...

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