RCN concern over pension cap

The RCN is worried by government proposals to indefinitely cap employer contributions to NHS nurses' pensions at 14 per cent.

Royal College of Nurses
Royal College of Nurses

Although the RCN welcomed the move to maintain the pension age of 60 for existing NHS employees, it was disappointed by the 14 per cent cap on employer contributions, and believed regular reviews to address future cost rises was a better option.

The RCN was also critical of the move to raise the pension age for new employees without measures to pro-actively support older workers.

The college also claimed there was insufficient detail on how staff would be able to pay more into their pension and that the current timetable for implementation by December 2007 was ‘unrealistic’.

Read more in 4 December issue of Independent Nurse

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