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Government’s NHS pensions offer angers unions

Government’s NHS pensions offer angers unions

The government has announced changes to its pensions offer for NHS staff, which it claims are an improvement designed to protect low-paid employees, but which unions claim is a tax on middle-earners. Last week up to two million public sector workers went on strike over the government’s plan to increase the amount they will have […]

December 8, 2011 More
NHS prices keep Brits away from dentists

NHS prices keep Brits away from dentists

An apple a day may keep the dentist away, but current NHS prices are keeping the British public away from the dentist. Nearly half of Brits put off going to the dentist because they can’t afford the fees, a new study has discovered. The potential high cost of dental bills keeps 42% of Brits away […]

June 2, 2009 More
Tesco revamps health insurance policies

Tesco revamps health insurance policies

Tesco has revamped its health insurance products to make them easier for customers to understand. The supermarket insurer unveiled three new levels of health cover that ‘do what they say on the tin’. Operations & Procedures is now the basic cover option, and includes the cost of surgery and cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or […]

May 1, 2009 More
Private health insurance popular despite recession

Private health insurance popular despite recession

British consumers are increasingly turning to private insurance for their healthcare needs despite the deepening recession. Research by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) shows that the number of people covered by private medical insurance (PMI) increased 2.7% in 2008, compared with 2007. By the end of 2008, 6.2 million people were paying premiums on […]

April 28, 2009 More