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Should we have a national wealth service?

  This article was composed for TC News on the day after the Government closed down the pubs, restaurants cinemas and theatres. It’s a day after the Treasury announced that it would subsidise the wages of those ‘furloughed” by their … Continue reading

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Coronavirus – 5 reasons to stay calm

80% of us will get it- you are not alone
Yes , this virus is going to cost you, but not enough to make you ill
If you get it now – lucky you.
If you get it later, it won’t seem so weird.
One day you’ll die, this is a wake up call . Continue reading

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Coming to terms with the new virus

  There was an awkward moment at the end of my appointment with my NHS consultant  yesterday morning. As we rose to part both instinctively stuck out our hands and then with a forced laugh withdrew and fist-pumped. We had … Continue reading

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Our right to dream of a fairer deal for older people.

It’s been another brutal week in politics. I’m glad that the pensions team in place at the start of it – remain in place at the end of it.  I’m pleased  that Guy Opperman remains our pensions minister. As my … Continue reading

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NHS pensions are damaging the NHS

his article is by Dr Nitin Arora I asked to publish it as I have followed his work on twitter to help pension professionals understand the current problems facing members of the NHS pension scheme. As I have written in … Continue reading

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Compassion comes hard

Tried to show @BorisJohnson the picture of Jack Williment-Barr. The 4-year-old with suspected pneumonia forced to lie on a pile of coats on the floor of a Leeds hospital. The PM grabbed my phone and put it in his pocket: … Continue reading

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Tory pension bung for Clinicians

Here is the statement from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care – Matt Hancock.   I have agreed to support this proposal from NHS England and NHS Improvement for reasons of urgent operational necessity. The scheme involves employers … Continue reading

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On March 6th a doctor wrote about his pension

On March 6th 2019 , Dr Nitin Arora wrote  on my blog. You can read the entire article on the link. He detailed how his tax bill , combined with the deferred taxation on his pension , meant that he … Continue reading

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Are IFAs missing the wood for the trees?

A thread , which is now nearly a week old, has over 1000 posts on it and it focusses exclusively on the tax problems doctors are having resulting from the tension from too much pension . That is, till the … Continue reading

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Dr Kate Lovett can’t afford her pension.

A psychiatric consultant finds herself paying more in tax than she earns. A spokesperson for the pensions industry opines. I understand Dr Kate Lovett has has a large increase in her DB pension, which breaches the Annual Allowance pension rules … Continue reading

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