There have been many stories in the press about GPs and senior hospital doctors refusing to take on extra shifts and additional responsibilities due to the additional tax they are required to pay on the extra pension contributions paid by the NHS.
A number of solutions have been put forward. There are now strong rumours that the tapering of the annual pension allowance for those with income over £150,000 may be abolished or amended. This could happen for all taxpayers, not just those working in the NHS.
Listen out for a possible announcement in the Spring Budget, together with other changes to pension tax relief.
February 10th, 2020