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College of Podiatry responds to proposed NHS pension taxation change

College of Podiatry responds to proposed NHS pension taxation change

Responding to proposed NHS pension taxation changes, Martin Furlong, COP Head of Employment Relations, said:

“Podiatrists, like all staff in the NHS, will expect to see the benefits of these reforms applying to them. More people should see the advantages of these considerable changes than just high earning doctors managing their tax liabilities.

“We know that the taxation problem can affect very senior NHS Staff, but our members have also told us they’ve considered leaving the NHS scheme because they cannot afford the payments even though they know this puts them at a disadvantage when they retire. However, they feel they have no other choice.

“The CoP wants these changes to go further. We want full pension flexibility for all NHS staff to make the health service’s pension scheme attractive and affordable to all.

We look forward to greater clarity from the Department of Health and Social Care about who exactly, besides hospital consultants, is set to gain and how they can widen these changes so that they help to tackle the worsening workforce crisis among NHS Staff.”

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