Members of SPPA pension schemes

It would be helpful if members of SPPA pension schemes who have medical conditions which render them vulnerable and therefore at risk could be permitted to retire and be granted full ill health retiral entitlement without penalties

Why the contribution is important

It would enable them to retire, and thus stay safe, without having to endure financial hardship as a result

by NanaLaura on May 06, 2020 at 04:28PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 2.7
Based on: 14 votes


  • Posted by JackieScott May 06, 2020 at 17:30

    Totally agree with this. Great idea for long suffering, long term NHS workers
  • Posted by ArchieM May 06, 2020 at 18:05

    Would that be the same for private sector employees? If so who would pick up the additional funding costs or are you limiting it to only NHS ?
  • Posted by GordonM May 06, 2020 at 20:20

    In principal, I dont understand your reasoning for this massive giveaway and what we are getting in return as taxpayers. The SPPA scheme is not funded and therefore if 10% of the scheme members apply for "early retirement" on health grounds (probably conservative) this would require the taxpayer to increase funding significantly to meet the increased liability. If all SPPA remaining members had to pay for this by increasing their contributions then I'm ok for that, but there is no way taxpayers should be paying extra for SPPA workers who already have "gold plated" pensions in comparison with the private sector (which is funded by the contributions of employees and employers)
  • Posted by Nursewifemother May 06, 2020 at 20:25

    I totally agree. I am 53 and can go in 2 years, but if I could go now I would due to stress and long term conditions. Covid has made this worse, and it’s an effort to keep working, after 35 years NHS service.
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