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We are in the final stages of preparing for our legal action with regard to annualisation in the 2015 NHS pension scheme.
What is annualisation? In a nutshell, those who have transitioned to the 2015 scheme and who have taken breaks within the pension scheme year may have to tier their pension contributions at a higher rate based on their annualised earnings, rather than their actual earnings.
The BMA has never agreed to the practice of annualisation and we disagree with the way that the regulations are being interpreted and applied.
We are not satisfied that the consultations on this particular aspect of the scheme took place.
The Equality Impact Assessment that was carried out was unsatisfactory because it failed, in our view, to consider any potential discriminatory impact of annualisation.
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In order to continue with this legal challenge, we need your help.
We are looking for more test cases to demonstrate how this unfair regulation has impacted individuals and giving you the opportunity to have helped our profession.
What will you need to do? Once you have emailed your answers to the questions below, those identified as potentially suitable test cases will be contacted by a member of BMA staff to get the details we require.
There should be no other requirement of your time, but if that changes we will keep you informed.
If you have been affected by annualisation, I would be grateful if you could complete the questions listed here, under ‘Request for information’. The deadline has been extended to 12 November 2018.
Please email your responses to [email protected]
Thank you for your help.
Krishan is deputy chair for the sessional GPs subcommittee.
Thank you for taking this up
I have been advised this was done with my OOH work!
I totally agree. If people require long term sick leave for maybe cancer treatment are they then to be penalised on their return? If they do two short term locums , each is annualised for the whole year and they end up potentially being put in a tier higher than if they worked at one practice. Totally mad. Noone was warned.
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