Jeremy Hunt backed Labour plan last year for tax break on NHS pensions

Labour says chancellor had time to draw up more targeted changes rather than including wealthiest savers

Jeremy Hunt previously backed Labour’s idea of giving a pensions tax break only to NHS staff, despite ruling out such a move in this week’s budget because it would not come into force quickly enough.

The chancellor was chair of the health select committee last year when members wrote a report calling for the NHS pension scheme to be overhauled to encourage senior doctors to stay in their jobs.

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