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Ministers refuse to cut pension tax

By Edie Bourne

The Government has ruled out changing legislation to ease the pension tax burden on senior doctors, following an official Parliam­entary review. 

Scottish Tory MP Paul Masterson raised the debate, sharing concerns about the impact the tapered annual allowance was having on consultants and others with many choosing to reduce their hours or retire early from the NHS. 

He argued the result was having a disastrous effect on the health service workforce. 

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