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Only tax reform will solve doctors’ pension crisis, union says

Proposed changes to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service pension scheme are a “sticking plaster solution” that will not solve a crisis that is “forcing senior doctors to turn down work,” a doctors’ union warned.

Only fundamental tax reform will solve the problem outlined by the Department of Health and Social Care in a September 11 consultation, the British Medical Association said. HM Treasury said in August that it would review “how the tapered annual allowance supports the delivery of public services such as the NHS.”

The BMA submission seems unlikely to garner much attention from Treasury while the Brexit impasse remains unresolved …

My news story for Tax Notes ($), October 24: Only Tax Reform Will Solve Doctors’ Pension Crisis, Union Says