GP pension contributions to rise again in 2012

The DoH is set to increase the amount GPs contribute to their pensions from as early as 2012.

Negotiations will begin next year with the BMA following Lord Hutton’s report on public sector pensions, which called for employees to pay in more and an end to final salary schemes. 

'Detail of the progressive changes to the level of employee contributions proposed for introduction from April 2012 will be announced following engagement with all the public service schemes, including stakeholders and Trade Unions,’ a DoH spokeswoman said.

The BMA says GPs have already increased their contributions in recent years and rejects the notion that final salary schemes are unfair.  

The move comes as a National Audit Office report says that the 2007-08 increases ‘are on course to deliver significant savings and stabilise pension costs’ in the NHS Scheme.

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