Thousands of doctors continue to opt out of the NHS Pension Scheme, despite government reforms intended to ameliorate the tax problems that had previously hit high earners in the profession. More than 50,000 doctors left the scheme in the 2019/2020 financial year, new data reveals, adding to concerns that the profession still regards pension tax as a serious problem. That may threaten the NHS's ability to recruit and retain doctors.
Large numbers have come to like working from home and are refusing to head back to the office. Others have used lockdowns to develop new skills or earn money in other ways. Some do not want to work as much.
When G7 Foreign and Development Ministers meet in London this week they will discuss investing $15 billion in developing countries in the next two years. This development fund will help women access jobs and build resilient businesses to combat the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.