Will my pension increase as a result of the BMA's pensions cap court victory?
As you are aware, the BMA has won its case - that the decision by the DOH to cap GP pensions was illegal - see extract below:
"The BMA hailed a 'landmark judgment' after it won its case against the Government, following a two-day judicial review. High Court judge Mr Justice Mitting ruled the Department of Health had behaved unlawfully in 2006 when it announced it was to cap the dynamising factor - a way of bringing GP contributions to current values - on GP pensions, to 48% over five years."
The cap would have been likely to hit all GP pensions and was predicted to have caused as much as a 10-15% drop in the pensions of some recently-retired GPs.
I retired from full time NHS work in April 2006 and I got my lump sum and pension. Do you know if I will qualify for any increase in pension [dynamising factor] and if so how will this be calculated?Bob Senior