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Pension tax

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Corporate

The following information was requested:

I am writing to request information relating to the pension tax relief issue that is currently impacting a significant number of NHS employees across the country. I would be grateful if you could respond to the following questions. Please advise if you need any clarification and I would be happy to provide this.

  • Whether your organisation has a policy of offering payment equivalent to the employer pension fund contributions to employees who opt out of the scheme? And if so
      • when was this policy adopted?
      • is this option offered to all employees by default, or is it considered on a case by case basis following requests?
      • how many employees have taken advantage of this policy since its adoption?
      • what was the total value of payments made until the end of July 2019?
  • Whether your organisation has made an assessment of the number of employees who are likely breach the annual allowance? If so, what assessment was made?
  • How many employees have left employment as a result of pension taxation issues?
  • How many employees have applied to reduce their working hours as a result of pension taxation issues? And how many such applications were successful?
  • Whether an internal briefing or assessment on the impact of changes to pension taxation has been provided? If so, could a copy of that document be provided?


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