Ministers plan reforms to doctors’ pensions to tackle operations delay

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Surgeons and anaesthetists are turning down work as higher earnings risk massive tax bills

Ministers have proposed a major overhaul of the NHS pension scheme to try to stop doctors cutting their hours in order to avoid falling into a “tax trap” that means they face bills for as much as £100,000.

Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said the changes meant “every senior clinician will be able to carry out life-saving work for patients, safe in the knowledge they have more control over their pension, their future and their retirement than at any point in NHS history.”

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