Firefighters' pension schemes
Retained Firefighters' pensions settlement
If you have had retained service with an English Fire and Rescue Authority during the period 1 July 2000 and 5 April 2006 inclusive, you may be affected by the recent changes to allow you to join the new modified pension arrangement.
Your Fire and Rescue Authority should contact you if you are affected. Contact HFRS on 023 80644000 if you have any queries about the changes
Options exercise - buying back eligible service
A change to the NFPS, that is expected to come into effect in December 2013, will allow eligible retained firefighters to buy back eligible service. This may affect you if you served from 2000 to 2006 - please see the Retained firefighters tab.
Increases to employee contributions from April 2013
FPS (1992) regulations and NFPS (2006) regulations have been amended to reflect the increased contribution rates that apply from April 2013. To see responses to the consultation about the contribution rates, please visit the gov.uk website.
Consultation on proposed increases to employee contributions from April 2013
To find out more and respond to the consultation, please visit the gov.uk website. The consultation closes on 25 January 2013.
Amendments to the New Firefighters' Pension Scheme: automatic enrolment
The outcome of a consultation about amendments to the New Firefighters' Pension Scheme to meet Automatic Enrolment rules has been announced. You can find out more on the gov.uk website.