Consultation outcome

Firefighters' pension scheme

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

A summary of responses, and the government’s response to the consultation on proposed changes to the firefighters’ pension schemes in England.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 3 August 2011 12:00am to
26 October 2011 11:45pm

Summary

This consultation sets out a number of proposed changes to the firefighters’ pension scheme and new firefighters’ pension scheme.

Documents

Amendments to the Firefighters' Pension Scheme 1992 and the New Firefighters' Pension Scheme 2006: consultation

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Consultation description

This consultation sets out a number of proposed changes to the firefighters’ pension scheme and new firefighters’ pension scheme.

It includes the following key proposals:

  • the removal of rule A14, compulsory retirement on the grounds of efficiency
  • changes to the indexation of additional pension benefits
  • changes to the maximum communtation payment
  • proposals to deal with potential age discrimination
  • amendments to the medical and non-medical appeals processes
  • abatement of pensions
  • technical amendments and alignments with tax legislation