Pension age change another blow to NHS staff, says MiP

Thu 20 Jul 2017

The NHS managers' union condemns plans to make NHS workers wait an extra year for their pensions.

Commenting on the government’s announcement yesterday that it plans to bring forward the rise in pension age from 67 to 68 by seven years, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: “This is another blow for those MiP members whose NHS retirement age is now linked to the state pension age. 

“Members currently aged between 39 and 47 will have to work an extra year to pick up both their NHS and state pensions.

“This latest move is not prompted by people living longer. That’s unacceptable. We will be letting the Department of Health and NHS employers know what our members think in no uncertain terms.”

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