NHS pensions: nurses face raiding their savings to make ends meet
Making nurses choose between more money now or more in retirement is callous, especially when combined with an inadequate pay offer and spiralling living costs
Don’t get me started on pensions.
A few years ago I was contacted by the NHS to say that I would not be allowed to benefit from the superannuation I had accrued in my early years in nursing: about 11 years’ worth of full-time contributions.
My pension pot was raided, don’t let it happen to you
Because of a break in service when my children were little, the money that had been squirrelled away on my behalf would be returned to me, and my pension pot reduced. This was all done over the telephone