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NHS Pensions

Planning for retirement following a career in the NHS can be like forecasting the weather, unpredictable and constantly changing, and recent changes to the NHS Pension Scheme have resulted in significant tax implications for members.

Our team of medical accountants work closely with specialist medical IFAs when appropriate to ensure you get the best advice for your particular circumstances and will explain the options, allowing you to make an informed decision about the way forward.

How we can help:

  • Check the accuracy of your membership history and details on your annual pensions savings statement
  • Establish your current position and assess your exposure to a pension tax charge
  • Review any Lifetime Allowances protections to ensure they are still valid and advise on current protections  and how to apply for them
  • Predict the Lifetime Allowance at your planned date of retirement
  • Forecast the Annual Allowance  for each tax year
  • Forecast the Annual Allowance as part of a long term planning strategy
  • Planning for retirement (incorporating predicting the optimum time to take 24 hour retirement)
  • Full financial review alongside a specialist medical IFA
  • Discuss and explore alternative options to the NHS Pension Scheme if appropriate and subject to your personal circumstances

We act for over 400 medical practitioners in the NHS Pension Scheme, so if you are confused, need advice or have any concerns regarding your NHS Pension contact us, we would be happy to have an initial discussion over the telephone as a first step to helping you. 

Our Leicester, Maidstone and Northampton offices are members of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA) and James Gransby, Head of Healthcare, sits on the Board of Directors.

 


Useful links

NHS Pensions - Scheme Pays Election guidance notes

NHS Business Services Authority – NHS Pensions

NHS Business Services Authority – NHS Pensions Members Hub


"This proves as a salutary lesson to any GPs not using a medical accountant, I am glad that I came to you when I did"

Dr M, GP in Kent

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Partner
Andrew Leal
+44 (0)3330 100 220
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Meet the team

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Martin Ramsey

Partner

Martin joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2017 having spent 16 years working in the assurance team of a top 5 firm and having been in the profession for 27 years.  Martin deals with a mixed portfolio of clients but has particular sector specialisms in healthcare and professional practices. 

In addition to his audit and accounting work Martin has been involved in many other areas of advice such as in the areas of client money accounting and the related regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions particularly in the professional’s space, funding, business structuring and incorporations, benchmarking and so on.

Martin’s preferred way of working is through face to face client relationships where he has the opportunity to really understand the clients business and offer support and advice based on both the personal and corporate aspirations of the client.

Outside of work Martin is married with three children who keep him busy.  He is also a keen cyclist and enjoys a day’s fly fishing when the weather is fair.

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David Lockitt

Manager

David joined in December 2018 following the merger of his previous firm, he has joined us as a manager and adds further expertise to our Healthcare team.

He is currently spending an increasing amount of time advising clients with moves on to cloud based software in order to help them find more time to cope with the increasing demands being placed on them by the NHS. David firmly believes that providing clients with this extra time is fundamental to keeping a balanced life.

In his spare time David is Treasurer for his local district scout group, he also spends (too much) time playing golf (currently off single figures) or out walking his dog.  Occasionally spending time with his wife and two girls.

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Rakesh Shaunak

Partner and Group Chairman

Rakesh is currently Group Chairman as well as Chairman of the City Office. Rakesh qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a top five firm, gaining experience of large corporate audits and qualifying as a Member of the Institute of Taxation. He devotes much of his time to business advisory work and has a large portfolio of commercial clients. He is also the Managing Partner of the firm's education unit acting for a substantial number of colleges, academies, free schools, and other schools and education bodies.

He acts for a number of Leisure and Hospitality providers and understands the challenges facing the sector. Rakesh is keen to follow the ever changing landscape of Leisure and Hospitality in order to anticipate the needs of his clients.

He believes that people accept inefficiency and complacency far too easily and everyone should be encouraged to test their boundaries.

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James Gransby

Head of Healthcare, Partner

James qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003 and became partner in 2009.

James is head of the Healthcare sector at MHA MacIntyre Hudson and has a diverse portfolio in the healthcare sector comprising a range of GP Practices, Locum GP’s, Dentists, Hospital Consultants and other healthcare professionals.

He is also the nominated specialist for the Maidstone office’s membership of AISMA “The Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants” of which he also sits on the Board of Directors.

James spends an  increasing amount of time presenting to the healthcare sector, including trainees, GP Practices (including advising those looking to join a Federation) and in hospitals, around the country.

Outside of his sector specialism James’ client base comprises of charities (including Academies) and regulated businesses alongside other various mainstream audit, accountancy and tax work.

James prides himself on getting to know his clients, looking past the numbers at their aspirations and family dynamics and recognises that tax efficiency needs to be weighed up with overall objectives.

Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his growing family (he and his wife have four young sons), along with fishing, golf and playing pool (having represented Kent at county level for the latter). 

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