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The 14,000 NHS workers on £50k-a-year pensions: Number of fat cats on millionaire deals now more than doubled during funding crisis

Investigation by the Daily Mail reveals extraordinary retirement packages

Taxpayers now face a £700million bill over next two years to cover the cost 

Figures revealed as furious debate rages over NHS’s £30bn funding gap 

The 14,000 NHS workers on £50k-a-year pensions: Number of fat cats on millionaire deals now more than doubled during funding crisis. The extraordinary retirement packages were claimed as hospitals announced huge financial losses and nurses had their pay frozen. Taxpayers now face a £700million bill to cover the cost as a wave of NHS bosses have cashed in their retirement pots to maximise their extraordinary benefits.

Figures released to the Daily Mail under the Freedom of Information Act show that last year 14,055 former NHS staff were receiving at least £50,000 a year from their NHS pensions – compared with 6,965 just four years previously. Incredibly, 144 of these now receive a taxpayer-funded income of more than £100,000 per year, when just 40 received this amount in 2010.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3085636/The-14-000-NHS-workers-50k-year-pensions-Number-fat-cats-millionaire-deals-doubled-funding-crisis.html

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The revelation comes as new figures show the government has to find an extra £700million over the next two years to plug the funding blackhole within the NHS. The money would pay the annual salaries of 27,000 nurses 

 

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