Consultation outcome

Firefighters' pension scheme: employee contributions

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

This consultation has concluded

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Firefighters' Pension Scheme (1992) and New Firefighters' Pension Scheme (2006): proposed increases to employee contributions rates consultation: summary of responses

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Detail of outcome

The 61 responses received to the government’s consultation on the following key proposed changes to the firefighters’ pension schemes in England.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

A consultation on the proposed changes to the firefighters' pension schemes in England.

Documents

Firefighters' Pension Scheme (1992) and New Firefighters' Pension Scheme (2006): proposed increases to employee contribution rates, effective from 1 April 2012: consultation

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Frequently asked questions: firefighters' pensions consultation

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Consultation description

The proposed changes to the firefighters’ pension schemes in England are:

  • increased levels of employee contribution rates, effective from 1 April 2012
  • the introduction of tiered contribution levels, so that higher earners will pay a higher rate of contribution
  • different levels of increase for the firefighters’ pension scheme (1992) and new firefighters’ pension scheme (2006)
  • the specific handling of contributions for retained and part-time firefighters