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Momentum building over possible tax rebates for nurses

Nurses are increasingly becoming aware of how to claim back significant tax and national insurance rebates from money they overpaid while training.
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Nurses are increasingly becoming aware of how to claim back significant tax and national insurance rebates from money they overpaid while training

Many nurses could be eligible for tax rebates. Picture: iStock

Last week Nursing Standard reported on how potentially thousands of nurses and other healthcare staff could be in line for rebates if they overpaid contributions while studying on Widening Access Training (WAT) scheme courses.

The issue is being widely discussed by nurses on social media, advice is being provided by unions, and some trusts are starting to provide information on their websites on how to make a claim.

Website MoneySavingExpert.com says it has been contacted by a ‘constant stream’ of NHS staff who want to find out if they are eligible.

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