BMA decries inaction on pensions

BMA pensions committee chairman Dr Vishal Sharma expressed frustration at the Chancellor’s failure to use the Budget to tackle long-standing pensions tax issues.

He said action was needed to prevent affected doctors from working less for the NHS or leaving due to large, unexpected tax bills for simply doing their normal day job.

The BMA is urging the Govern­ment to support hospital trusts to enable doctors to access employers’ pension contributions if they are forced to opt out of the scheme.