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step down

A UK term of art referring to an alternative to complete retirement from NHS, which allows a worker to move to a less-demanding job at a lower pay, which makes use of the employee’s skill and experience and preserves his or her pension entitlement from the higher level post.
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CEO, Arik Pinto, is to step down from office when his term comes up for renewal at the end of the year.
He has said it before that if he wins his protest and he's declared as vice president, he's willing to step down," he said.
He said that it was better for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take the decision to step down on his own.
He also said he will step down as chair of the British Olympic Association after next year's Rio games.
Former British prime ministerTony Blairwill step down as representative of the Quartet ofMiddle Eastpowerbrokers at the end of June, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.
WRU chairman Gareth Davies said: "We recognise the massive contribution Roger has made to the growth of Welsh rugby both on the field and off the field and respect his decision to step down after the World Cup, which allows us time to find a successor."
Studio heads are sort of like White House chiefs of staffit's not a question of if they'll step down, but when.
The surgeon probed over incentives given to doctors enlisting mesh patients has been asked to step down from leading a PS1.6million research programme.
they will kill me if I come down so I will not step down."
Joyce Thacker has been under pressure to step down since the publication of the Jay Report.
He said it was the "right time to step down from the rigours" of hosting the live shows which have become Saturday night ratings winners.
Sir Bruce, 86, said: "After 10 wonderful years and 11 series, I believe it is now the right time to step down from the rigours of presenting the Strictly live shows.