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Locums forced to slash fees by 8% due to pensions changes


Its a great shame that once again its turning into "us versus them" argument.The government must be laughing their heads off at the way they have divided our entire profession.Last week it was GPs versus hospital doctors.Before then it was GP partners versus GP salaried docs and now its non GP locums versus locums. The entire system of GP practices having to pay NHS employer superannuation contributions,whether it's of GP partners or locums, is illogical and assinine.It should be the notional employer's responsibility to pay of those contributions (PCTs in the old days,?CCG now) rather then bundling it all via the global sum which has no bearing on what the locums actually pay.Its utterly ridiculous.We should not be paying any employer's superannuation because we're not the notional employer for pension purposes.I wonder who negotiated this nonsense.

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24 Jun 2013

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