Future Healthcare

Doctors demand pension tax cure

By Edie Bourne

The Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations (FIPO) has expressed doubts over the Government’s suggested ‘fix’ for the doctors’ pensions tax issue. 

It said: ‘It may well be that the only long-term solution to address the adverse impact on the work­force capacity is to scrap the Annual Allowance and the Tapered Annual Allowance in all defined benefit schemes such as the NHS Pension Scheme.’ 

FIPO said it would like to invite the Government to consider some different action such as enhancing the ‘Scheme Pays’ option and retrospective Transitional Protection to all 1995 and 2008 scheme members.

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