Guidance

Firefighters’ pension scheme reforms

Details of the proposed firefighters' pension scheme from 2015.

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

Documents

Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (20 March 2015)

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Penny Mordaunt writes to Matt Wrack (24 February 2015)

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Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (24 February 2015)

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Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (27 January 2015)

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Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (9 January 2015)

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Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (18 December 2014)

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Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (5 December 2014)

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Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (24 November 2014)

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Differences in firefighter pension schemes across the UK

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Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (7 November 2014)

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Open letter on reforms to firefighters’ pension scheme (28 October 2014)

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Letter on transfers from the Armed Forces pension scheme (28 October 2014)

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Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (24 October 2014)

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Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (20 October 2014)

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Penny Mordaunt writes to firefighters (10 October 2014)

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An open letter to firefighters (3 October 2014)

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An open letter to firefighters (19 September 2014)

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Penny Mordaunt's open letter to all firefighters (16 September 2014)

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Penny Mordaunt writes to all firefighters in England (8 September 2014)

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Letter from Penny Mordaunt to firefighters (22 August 2014)

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Penny Mordaunt writes to Andy Dark (7 August 2014)

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Penny Mordaunt writes to Andy Dark (6 August 2014)

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Brandon Lewis to Matt Wrack (11 July 2014)

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Brandon Lewis writes to Matt Wrack (10 July 2014)

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Brandon Lewis' (9 July 2014) letter to CFOs and Chairmen of Fire and Rescue Authorities

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Brandon Lewis writes to Chairmen of FRAs and CFOs in England (4 July 2014)

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Brandon Lewis writes to Matt Wrack (2 July 2014)

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Brandon Lewis' letter to all firefighters in England (12 June 2014)

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Brandon Lewis' letter to all firefighters in England (12 June 2014): Government Actuary’s Department costings and correspondence

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Brandon Lewis' open letter to fire chiefs and chairs (5 June 2014)

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Brandon Lewis writes to all firefighters in England (2 May 2014)

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Brandon Lewis writes to Matt Wrack (2 May 2014)

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Brandon Lewis writes to all fire chiefs ahead of the latest strike action (30 April 2014)

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Letter from Brandon Lewis to Matt Wrack (30 April 2014)

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Brandon Lewis writes to Matt Wrack (25 April 2014)

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Brandon Lewis writes to Matt Wrack (24 April 2014)

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Brandon Lewis writes to Matt Wrack (23 April 2014)

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Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Brigades Union - 18 December 2013

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Minute of roundtable meeting on fitness and capability held on 4 December 2013

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Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Brigades Union - 13 December 2013

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Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Brigades Union - 12 November 2013

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Guidance note on the withdrawal of the early retirement concession - 8 November 2013

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Brandon Lewis' open letter to all firefighters in England - 6 November 2013

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Brandon Lewis' letter on the fitness and capability principles for consultation - 1 November 2013

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Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Brigades Union - 31 October 2013

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Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Brigades Union - 25 October 2013

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Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Brigades Union - 23 October 2013

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An open letter to chiefs and chairs - 23 October 2013

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Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Services Management Committee - 14 October 2013

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Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Brigades Union - 11 October 2013

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Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Brigades Union - 9 October 2013

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Brandon Lewis' letter to the CLG Committee - 9 October 2013

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An open letter to firefighters - 20 August 2013

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An open letter to firefighters: firefighters pensions - 31 July 2013

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Firefighters’ pension scheme: further guidance for firefighters - 31 July 2013

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Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Brigades Union - 29 July 2013

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An open letter to firefighters - 18 July 2013

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An open letter to firefighters - 12 July 2013

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Firefighters' pension scheme reforms: factsheet - 12 July 2013

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Firefighters' pension scheme reforms - June 2012

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Details

These documents provide details of the proposed firefighters’ pension scheme from 2015. Further details on the reforms to the firefighters’ pension scheme are set out in the proposed final agreement published by the Department for Communities and Local Government on 24 May 2012.

See the firefighters’ pension scheme calculator to find out how the new firefighters’ pension scheme 2015 will affect you.

An audio of the teleconference, held on 18 July 2013 by Fire Minister Brandon Lewis with firefighters on pension reforms, is available.

Brandon Lewis’ video setting out the government’s position on pensions’ reform.

Brandon Lewis video

Published 5 July 2013
Last updated 20 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added open letter to firefighters, 20 March 2015.
  2. Added Penny Mordaunt's letter to Matt Wrack (24 February 2015).
  3. Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (24 February 2015) added to the collection
  4. Added Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (27 January 2015).
  5. Added Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (9 January 2015).
  6. Added Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (18 December 2014)
  7. Added Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (5 December 2014).
  8. Added Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (24 November 2014).
  9. Added 'Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (7 November 2014)' and 'Differences in firefighter pension schemes across the UK' document.
  10. Added 2 letters from Penny Mordaunt to firefighters.
  11. Added Penny Mordaunt's open letter to firefighters (24 October 2014).
  12. Added letter to firefighters (20 October 2014).
  13. Added letter to firefighters (10 October 2014).
  14. Added 'An open letter to firefighters (3 October 2014)'.
  15. Added letter from Penny Mordaunt to all firefighters in England (19 September 2014)
  16. Added letter from Penny Mordaunt to all firefighters in England (16 September 2014).
  17. Added Penny Mordaunt's letter to all firefighters in England (8 September 2014).
  18. Added letter from Penny Mordaunt to firefighters (22 August 2014).
  19. Added letters from Penny Mordaunt to Andy Dark 6th and 7th August 2014.
  20. Add letter of 11 July
  21. Added 10 July letter
  22. Added latest letter to Chairmen and CFOs
  23. Added 'Letter from Brandon Lewis to Matt Wrack (2 July 2014)'.
  24. Added Brandon Lewis' letter to all firefighters in England (12 June 2014) and Government Actuary’s Department costings and correspondence document.
  25. Added Brandon Lewis' open letter to fire chiefs and chairs (5 June 2014).
  26. Added open letter to all firefighters in England
  27. Added latest letter (2 May 2014)
  28. Added the latest letters
  29. Added Brandon Lewis' letter to Matt Wrack (25 April 2014)
  30. Added letter of 25 April 2014
  31. Added letter of 23 April 2014
  32. Added updated 'Minute of roundtable meeting on fitness and capability held on 4 December 2013'.
  33. Brandon Lewis MP writes to the Fire Brigades Union - 18 December 2013
  34. Added amended 'Minute of roundtable meeting on fitness and capability held on 4 December 2013' pdf.
  35. Added: Minute of roundtable meeting on fitness and capability held on 4 December 2013.
  36. Added Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Brigades Union - 13 December 2013
  37. Added Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Brigades Union - 12 November 2013
  38. Added - Guidance note: withdrawal of early retirement concession - 8 November 2013.
  39. Added Brandon Lewis' letter of 6 November 2013
  40. Added 2 new letters
  41. Added Brandon Lewis' letter of 25 October 2013
  42. Added Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Brigades Union - 23 October 2013.
  43. Added open letter to chiefs and chairs - 23 October 2013.
  44. Added Brandon Lewis' letter to the Fire Services Management Committee - 14 October 2013
  45. Added letter from Brandon Lewis to the Fire Brigades Union General Secretary - 11 October 2013
  46. Letters from Fire Minister Brandon Lewis to the Fire Brigades Union and to the Communities and Local Government Committee dated 9 October 2013 have been added.
  47. Added open letter to firefighters - 20 August 2013
  48. Added reply from Brandon Lewis to the Fire Brigades Union General Secretary - 29 July 2013.
  49. Added open letter to firefighters and further guidance for firefighters.
  50. Added letter following the teleconference, audio of teleconference and Brandon Lewis' video message to firefighters.
  51. An open letter to firefighters dated 12 July 2013, 'Your pension, your decision', by Fire Minister Brandon Lewis has been added.
  52. Added updated Firefighters’ pension scheme reforms pdf.
  53. First published.
  54. Added new factsheet.