Nicholson will leave NHS with '£2 million pension pot'

The Telegraph claims that retiring NHS boss David Nicholson will leave with a £2 million pension pot.

Chief Executive of the NHS, David Nicholson, will reportedly leave the service with a £2 million pension pot.
Chief Executive of the NHS, David Nicholson, will reportedly leave the service with a £2 million pension pot. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA

The paper says that Sir David, 57: "earns £290,000 a year including performance bonuses and “benefits in kind”, has also been criticised over his expenses claims, with almost £50,000 claimed during 2011-12 in travel expenses."

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