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