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Bianca Venkata has written an article for Lexis® PSL on NHS Pension Schemes – proposed amendments to regulations.

Bianca Venkata has recently been published in Lexis Nexis® PSL. Her article provides a short overview of the proposed amendments of Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to the National Health Service Pension Scheme Regulations 1995 (1995 Regs).

On the 5th December 2022, DHSC launched a consultation regarding proposed amendments to the 1995 regulations. The background to the consultation was a desire to make it more attractive for NHS employees to work for longer and thereby reduce NHS waiting times and retain the skills and knowledge of experienced NHS employees.

The key reform proposals include allowing pensionable re-employment for retired members of the 1995 Scheme, allowing partial retirement for members who wish to continue working while reducing their hours and drawing up to 100% of their NHS pension, and removing the 16-hour weekly limit for
members of the 1995 Scheme returning to work.

There were 3386 responses from a wide range of sectors including the British Medical Association,
NHS Trusts, NHS England (NHSE) and Universities. The majority were supportive of the key proposals.

Bianca Venkata examines the consultation response and the government’s proposed
amendments to the NHS pension scheme regulations.

The article can be viewed here (subscription only service).

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Bianca Venkata accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice including pensions, commercial litigation, probateemployment & discriminationfinancial services, and international related matters.

Her advocacy experience includes High Court and Employment Appeal Tribunal hearings, County Court hearings and multiday Employment Tribunal work.

To find out more, contact Matt Sale +44 (0)20 7427 4910  or George Bennett on +44 (0)207 427 0807 for a confidential discussion.

External Publications 22 May, 2023


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