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Complaints system must stop dragging out the agony

I was interested to read that our working life is to be unilaterally increased by five years and we will not get our pension till aged 65. Could this possibly be because, as life insurance companies will agree, if a GP retires at 60 his life expectancy is about 15 years whereas if he works till 65 he should last for less than five?

So, if we work till 65 we would be drawing our pensions for a shorter time, as we would die off sooner, but have paid into the superannuation scheme for longer. Is this yet another example of the Government pulling a fast one on the medical profession's part-time negotiators?

Dr Colin Lees


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