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NHS England's latest pension 'quick fix' falls far short of a solution

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26 Nov 2019

HCSA President Dr Claudia Paoloni says the Treasury’s own “tax avoidance” – its failure to commit to clear reform – is creating a farcical landscape which is becoming littered with ever more complex workarounds. Read more ››

HCSA responds to 'cash for pension taxes' reports

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19 Nov 2019

Following reports today hinting at a new NHS England scheme which could compensate hospital doctors who breach tax allowances, HCSA has issued the following statement. Read more ››

NHS Scotland brings in national pension contribution 'recycling' policy

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18 Nov 2019

HCSA has welcomed a new national NHS Scotland policy which means hospital doctors who stop paying into their NHS pension due to Annual Allowance taper issues will no longer lose their employer contributions. Read more ››

HCSA calls for Treasury tax reform as research casts doubt on flexibilities plan

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11 Nov 2019

New research by HCSA - The Hospital Doctors' Union casts significant doubt on the ability of proposed "pension flexibilities” to remedy the impact of pensions taxation on the medical staffing crisis and its consequences for patient care. Read more ››

Trust pension grab set to 'fatally undermine' flexibilities plan, Hospital Doctors warn

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11 Nov 2019

NHS employers’ reluctance to enforce a national policy to prevent Trusts retaining pension contributions is creating a postcode lottery which threatens to fatally undermine flexibilities meant to ease the impact on care of the current “tax trap”, HCSA – the union for Ho… Read more ››

Training opportunity: January 15th Hospital Representative Workshop

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23 Oct 2019

Our workplace representatives play an essential role within HCSA. Our next training course for existing and future representatives is being held in Manchester on January 15th. Book your place today. Read more ››