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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Hospitals: Consultants more like this
house id 1 more like this
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of change the level of tax for NHS consultants working overtime. more like this
tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
uin 276566 more like this
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answer text <p>The Government keeps public sector pay and pensions policy under constant review in the context of the wider public finances. The same tax rules must apply identically to everyone in the same situation, regardless of their employer.</p><p> </p><p>Pensions tax relief is one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. In 2017/18 income tax and employer National Insurance Contributions relief cost over £50 billion, with around two-thirds going to higher and additional rate taxpayers.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has listened carefully to specific concerns raised by some high-earning NHS consultants impacted by annual allowance tax charges.</p><p> </p><p>In response, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has announced his intention to consult on proposals for a new 50:50 option providing pension flexibility for senior clinicians in the NHS. This flexibility will give senior clinicians in England and Wales more choice in respect of their pension accrual, and therefore the ability to control better any pensions tax charges.</p>
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this