On 1 October 2004, the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 came into force. Section 34 of the Act required the Secretary of State to “consult any person he considers appropriate” before making, varying or revoking any order relating to pensions, allowances and gratuities to, or in respect of, persons employed by a fire and rescue authority. The Firefighters’ Pensions Committee (FPC) was set up to meet this requirement. The first meeting was held on 13 October 2004; the last meeting was held on 30 October 2014.

This page contains minutes from all Firefighters' Pension Committee meetings from its inception in 2004 to the final meeting in 2014 when new governance arrangements were introduced. Please note that these minutes are no longer endorsed by Home Office, LGA or SAB, and do not constitute formal guidance. Nevertheless, they provide useful historic background.

Meetings are listed in reverse annual chronological order with a list of the topics discussed. An index of topics ordered by subject matter is included below for ease of reference.

Subject matter index (PDF, 7 pages, 323kb)

On 1 October 2004, the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 came into force. Section 34 of the Act required the Secretary of State to “consult any person he considers appropriate” before making, varying or revoking any order relating to pensions, allowances and gratuities to, or in respect of, persons employed by a fire and rescue authority. The Firefighters’ Pensions Committee (FPC) was set up to meet this requirement. The first meeting was held on 13 October 2004; the last meeting was held on 30 October 2014.

This page contains minutes from all Firefighters' Pension Committee meetings from its inception in 2004 to the final meeting in 2014 when new governance arrangements were introduced. Please note that these minutes are no longer endorsed by Home Office, LGA or SAB, and do not constitute formal guidance. Nevertheless, they provide useful historic background.

Meetings are listed in reverse annual chronological order with a list of the topics discussed. An index of topics ordered by subject matter is included below for ease of reference.

Subject matter index (PDF, 7 pages, 323kb)

2014

FPC 51: 22/01/2014 (PDF, 10 pages, 227kb)

  • Note of FPC 50
  • The Pensions Regulator: Consultation on draft code and draft regulatory strategy for public service schemes – Robert Plumb, The Pensions Regulator
  • Employee Contributions 2014/15 – oral update following consultation
  • Scheme valuation 2012
    • feedback on proposed assumptions (FPC(14)1) (PDF, 8 pages, 204kb)
    • revised scheme liabilities
  • 2015 scheme member benefits consultation – oral update
  • Employer cost cap procedure (FPC(14)3) (PDF, 3 pages, 171kb)
  • Future of the Firefighters' Pension Committee
  • Firefighters' Pension Scheme – statement of persons to be consulted (FPC(14)5) (PDF, 2 pages, 158kb)

FPC 52: 22/04/2014 (PDF, 10 pages, 229kb)

  • Note of the 51st meeting and matters arising
  • Budget announcements – restriction of CETVs, minimum pension age, welfare cap (FPC(14)6) (PDF, 4 pages, 81kb)
  • 2015 Scheme: Employee contributions (FPC(14)7) (PDF, 3 pages, 144kb)
  • Update on Scheme Advisory Board discussions
  • Pensions Board (FPC(14)8) (PDF, 12 pages, 278kb)
  • 2015 Scheme: pensionable pay (FPC(14)9) (PDF, 4 pages, 185kb)
  • Update on Scheme Valuations
  • Update on RDS Settlement

FPC 53: 30/10/2014 (Not available)

  • The Firefighters' Pension Scheme 2015 (oral update)
  • Transitional and Consequential Regulations (FPC(14)11) (PDF, 4 pages, 186kb)
  • Valuation update
    • Methodology report (GAD) Paper
    • GAD Valuation assumptions (FPC(14)10) (PDF, 1 page, 116kb)
  • Governance consultation - discussion
  • Retained pensions – oral update
  • Contract for Board of Medical Referees – oral update

2013

FPC 47: 17/01/2013 (PDF, 9 pages, 184kb)

  • Note of FPC 46
  • NPA Review (FPC(13)1) (PDF, 2 pages, 88kb)
  • 2015 Scheme – timetable and process (FPC(13)2) (PDF, 2 pages, 205kb)
  • SCAPE Valuations and employer cost cap (FPC(13)3) (PDF, 3 pages, 174kb)
  • Duty system costs – GAD paper 14/01/2013

FPC 48: 24/04/2013 (PDF, 7 pages, 196kb)

  • Note of FPC 47
  • Budget 2013 announcements
  • “The Regulator calls” PowerPoint. Regulation of public service schemes from April 2015

FPC 49: 17/07/2013 (PDF, 10 pages, 235kb)

  • Note of FPC 48
  • Employee Contributions: Consultation on April 2014 increases (FPC(13)5) (PDF, 1 page, 153kb)
  • Employee Contributions: Opt out data (FPC(13)6) (PDF, 14 pages, 369kb)
  • Scheme Valuations: Valuation directions (HMT presentation slides)
  • Experience data (GAD papers)
  • Knight review: administration of firefighter pensions (FPC(13)7) (PDF, 1 page, 157kb)
  • RDS settlement consultation
  • 2015 Scheme design

PC 50: 16/10/2013 (PDF, 8 pages, 180kb)

  • Note of FPC 49
  • Employee contributions 2014-15 (FPC(13)8) (PDF, 3 pages, 202kb)
  • Scheme valuations
    • Valuations and Employer Cost Cap Directions and Employer Cost Cap
    • Regulations – HMT papers
    • Assumptions for Firefighter Schemes – GAD paper
  • RDS Settlement – update on consultation
  • 2015 Scheme Update
  • Scheme governance: LGPS perspective – Bob Holloway LGPS
  • Future Scheme amendments (FPC(13)9) (PDF, 3 pages, 134kb)

2012

FPC 43: 18/01/2012 (PDF, 7 pages, 288kb)

  • Note of FPC 42
  • Matters arising from FPC 42 (FPC(12)1) (PDF, 2 pages, 127kb)
  • Update on outcome of statutory consultation on employee contribution rate increases
  • Hutton reforms – oral update on post 2015 reforms process
  • Flexible duty supplement (FOA paper)

FPC 44: 28/03/2012 (PDF, 6 pages, 158kb)

  • Note of FPC 43
  • Statutory consultation on employee contribution rate increases from April 2012 – oral update
  • Statutory consultation on amendments to the FPS and NFPS – oral update
  • Heads of Agreement – oral update on progress and next steps
  • Review of opt-outs – Terms of Reference (FPC(12)2) (PDF, 3 pages, 141kb)
  • Review of Normal Pension Age – Terms of Reference (FPC(12)3) (PDF, 2 pages, 203kb)

FPC 45: 04/07/2012 (PDF, 9 pages, 232kb)

  • Note of FPC 44
  • Review of Normal Pension Age (FPC(12)4) (PDF, 1 page 128kb)
  • Review of Opt-outs – April and May data (FPC(12)5) (PDF, 4 pages, 174kb)
  • Governance of the post-2015 Scheme (FPC(12)6) (PDF, 4 pages, 149kb)
  • Pensionable pay, duty systems, and scheme liabilities (FPC(12)7) (PDF, 3 pages, 108kb)
  • Auto-enrolment (FPC(12)8) (PDF, 2 pages, 136kb)
  • Board of Medical Referees contract (FPC(12)9) (PDF, 1 page, 78kb)

FPC 46: 03/10/2012

  • Note of FPC 45
  • Public Service Pensions Bill
  • Hutton Reforms: Governance
  • Firefighter Normal Pension Age meeting 21/09/2012
  • Opt-out report (FPC(12)12) (PDF, 12 pages, 308kb)
  • Opt-out summary data for April to July 2012
  • Qualitative research report – “Firefighters’ attitudes to their pension scheme, including the impact of increase employee contribution rates” August 2012
  • Automatic enrolment (FPC(12)8) (PDF, 2 pages, 136kb)
  • FOA letter re Scheme Sanction Charge

2011

FPC 39: 12/01/2011 (PDF, 9 pages, 253kb)

  • Notes of FPC 38
  • Matters arising from FPC 38 (FPC(11)1) (PDF, 1 page, 114kb)
  • Firefighters Pensions: Pension contributions (FPC(11)2) (PDF, 2 pages, 146kb)
  • Draft FPS 1992 Amendment Order (FPC(11)3) (PDF, 27 pages, 382kb)
  • Future arrangements for management of Committee

FPC 40: 13/04/2011 (PDF, 12 pages, 244kb)

  • Note of FPC 39
  • Matters arising from FPC 39 (FPC(11)4) (PDF, 2 pages, 123kb)
  • Budget 2011 announcement – reactions to Hutton’s final report and SCAPE discount rate review (DCLG) (FPC(11)5) (PDF, 5 pages, 145kb)
  • Firefighters Pensions: Employee Contributions (DCLG) (FPC(11)6) (PDF, 2 pages, 147kb)
  • Draft FPS 1992 Amendment Order (APFO)
  • Firefighters’ Pension Schemes: GAD’s Valuation (DCLG)
  • Firefighters’ Pension Schemes Data (DCLG) (FPC(11)7) (PDF, 2 pages, 130kb)
  • Commutation grievance (APFO)

FPC 41: 13/09/2011 (PDF, 10 pages, 235kb)

  • Note of FPC 40
  • Matters arising from FPC 40 (FPC(11)8) (PDF, 2 pages, 126kb)
  • Employee contributions – year 1 (oral update)
  • Employee contributions – alternatives (FPC(11)9) (PDF, 1 page, 63kb)
  • Hutton Reforms: Process for setting cost ceilings, Reference Scheme design (FPC(11)10) (PDF, 1 page, 56kb)
  • Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 1992 – Amendment Order: summary of responses to date (oral update)
  • Statistical publication (to note)
  • Auto-enrolment
  • Scheme Sanction Charge

FPC 42: 26/10/2011 (PDF, 7 pages, 200kb)

  • Note of FPC 41
  • Matters arising from FPC 41 (FPC(11)11) (PDF, 2 pages, 123kb)
  • Firefighters’ Pension Committee – TOR and remit (FPC(11)12) (PDF, 1 page, 91kb)
  • Consultation on employee contributions – update
  • Hutton reforms – update, FBU evidence

2010

FPC 33: 11/01/2010 (PDF, 9 pages, 79kb)

  • Valuation report (PDF, 4 pages, 27kb)
  • Age and ill-health retirements
  • Longevity
  • Affordability
  • Contribution rates
  • Next valuation

FPC 34: 15/03/2010 (PDF, 8 pages, 219kb)

  • Note of FPC 33
  • Age discrimination (FPC(10)1) (PDF, 2 pages, 14kb)
  • Pensionable pay: Response to consultation (FPC(10)2) (PDF, 5 pages, 31kb)
  • Firefighter Pension Schemes: Options for the future (FPC(10)3) (PDF, 6 pages, 37kb)
  • Firefighter Pension Schemes: Cap and Share (FPC(10)4) (PDF, 3 pages, 26kb)
  • Letter from Martin Hill to FPC re FPC (10)3

FPC 35: 13/05/2010 (PDF, 9 pages, 255kb)

  • Note of FPC 34
  • Matters arising from FPC 34
  • Hutton Commission and related matters (FPC(10)7) (PDF, 6 pages, 564kb)
  • Retained firefighters: Pension Scheme membership
  • Early retirement and commutation cap under Rule B7(4)
  • Chief Officers’ pensions
  • Scottish Fire Convenors Forum

FPC 36: 25/08/2010 (PDF, 19 pages, 650kb)

  • Note of FPC 35
  • Matters arising from FPC 35
  • Firefighter Pension Schemes Data
  • Response to the discussion document on Restriction of Pensions Tax Relief
  • Firefighter Pensions: Options for the future/Cap and Share
  • [Options for the future – FPC(1)3 and Cap and Share – FPC(10)4, issued at FPC 34]

FPC 37: 02/11/2010 (PDF, 7 pages, 167kb)

  • Comprehensive Spending Review and Lord Hutton’s interim report: Implications for the Firefighters Pension arrangements (FPC(10)11) (PDF, 3 pages, 157kb)

FPC 38: 17/11/2010 (PDF, 11 pages, 258kb)

  • Notes of FPC 36 and 37
  • Matters arising from FPC 36 and 37 (FPC(10)12) (PDF, 5 pages, 362kb)
  • Restricting pensions tax relief (FPC(10)13) (PDF, 4 pages, 166kb)
  • IQMP guidance (FPC(10)14) (PDF, 2 pages, 186kb)
  • Firefighter Pension arrangements – Contributions (FPC(10)15) (PDF, 4 pages, 181kb)
  • Scheme membership
  • Ill-health retirements

2009

FPC 29: 26/02/2009 (PDF, 10 pages, 51kb)

  • Consolidation of FPSO 1992
  • Treasury guidance on abatement
  • Revised commutation factors – grievance
  • Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures
  • Pensionable pay
  • Appeal by three London firefighters
  • CETV guidance
  • Actuarial valuation
  • 40/60ths limit on TV in

FPC 30: 28/05/2009 (PDF, 8 pages, 51kb)

  • Public sector abatement policy
  • Table of proposed FPS amendments
  • Revised commutation factors
  • Appeal by three London firefighters
  • Actuarial valuation
  • 40/60ths limit on transfers
  • Pensionability of emoluments and allowances (FPC(09)4) (PDF, 8 pages, 50kb)

FPC 31: 27/08/2009 (PDF, 8 pages, 43kb)

  • Public service abatement policy
  • Revised commutation factors
  • Appeal by three London firefighters
  • Actuarial valuation
  • Pensionable pay
  • Construction of a new employment contract – regular/retained
  • South Yorkshire changes of contract: right to remain FPS members
  • Protected pension age for Chief Fire Officers

FPC 32: 18/11/2009 (PDF, 8 pages, 47kb)

  • Consolidation of FPSO 1992
  • Public service abatement policy
  • Revised commutation factors
  • Ill-health retirement
  • Actuarial valuation
  • Protected pension age
  • Pensionable pay
  • Board of Medical Referees: New contract (FPC(09)7) (PDF, 2 pages, 21kb)
  • Actuarial valuation at 31 March 2007 (FPC(09)8) (PDF, 37 pages, 194kb)

2008

FPC 26: 24/04/2008 (PDF, 5 pages, 33kb)

  • FPS and NFPS Amendment Orders
  • Boards of Medical Referees
  • Entitlement to ill-health retirement
  • Consolidation of FPSO (FPC(08)2) (PDF, 9 pages, 53kb)
  • Update on FPS ill-health Review Group

FPC 27: 20/08/2008 (PDF, 7 pages, 38kb)

  • Consolidation of FPSO 1992
  • Extending eligibility criteria for NFPS membership
  • Entitlement to ill-health retirement
  • Formal grievance
  • Revised commutation factors
  • FPS Ill-health Review Group Update

FPC 28: 19/11/2008 (PDF, 17 pages, 119kb)

  • Consolidation of FPSO 1992
  • Formal Grievance: Age discrimination
  • Revised Commutation Factors
  • FPS Ill-health Review Group Work
  • Guidance for IQMPs (FPC(08)6) (PDF, 1 page, 13kb)
  • Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures (FPC(08)7) (PDF, 18 pages, 102kb)
  • Definition of pensionable pay in FPS and NFPS

2007

FPC 20: 17/01/2007 (PDF, 6 pages, 30kb)

  • 45/69 cap on transfers
  • Ill-health retirement
  • NFPS (FPC(07)2) (PDF, 10 pages, 58kb)
  • Age discrimination
  • Options exercise

FPC 21: 14/02/2007 (PDF, 6 pages, 43kb)

  • Ill-health related issues
  • Options exercise
  • Re-employment
  • IQMP guidance
  • CPD allowance
  • Transitional arrangements
  • Injury benefits

FPC 22: 21/03/2007 (PDF, 6 pages, 41kb)

  • NFPS Order
  • Ill-health related issues
  • Transferring pension debit from FPS to NFPS
  • Options exercise
  • Guidance on injury awards
  • Split pensions (FPC(07)5) (PDF, 3 pages, 30kb)
  • Guidance for IQMPs (FPC(07)6) (PDF, 24 pages, 124kb)
  • Tax issues with backdating membership
  • CPD allowance

FPC 23: 20/06/2007 (PDF, 8 pages, 53kb)

  • NFPS Order
  • Ill-health related issues
  • Transferring
  • Guidance on injury awards
  • Split pensions
  • Guidance for IQMPs
  • Options exercise – outcome (FPC(07)8) (PDF, 4 pages, 30kb)
  • NFPS further amendments (FPC(07)9) (PDF, 17 pages, 101kb)
  • CPD and LSI: pensionability (FPC(07)10) (PDF, 6 pages, 45kb)
  • Secondary contracts

FPC 24: 19/09/2007 (PDF, 12 pages, 54kb)

  • Ill-health related issues
  • Split pensions
  • Secondary contracts
  • Board of medical referees – renewal of contract (FPC(07)12) (PDF, 1 page, 19kb)
  • Age discrimination
  • Personal pension schemes – cash equivalent transfers
  • Annex B: Ill-health retirement chronology

FPC 25: 20/11/2007 (PDF, 10 pages, 77kb)

  • Ill-health related issues
  • FPS and NFPS Amendment Orders
  • Board of Medical referees: renewal of contract
  • Age discrimination
  • Personal Pension Schemes – Cash Equivalent transfers
  • Entitlement to Ill-health retirement (FPC(07)14) (PDF, 11 pages, 95kb)
  • Updated guidance on CPD and LSI amendments
  • Public sector ill-health retirement statistics (Annex C)

2006

FPC 10: 10/01/2006 (PDF, 7 pages, 43kb)

  • Finance Act 2004: 3 months or 12 months service for entitlement to benefits
  • Draft blueprint (FPC(06)2) (PDF, 5 pages, 26kb)
  • ALAMA comments

FPC 11: 13/02/2006 (PDF, 6 pages, 29kb)

  • Qualifying period for NFPS
  • Treatment of unpaid maternity leave
  • Draft blueprint (FPC(06)4) (PDF, 1 page, 13kb)
  • Transitional arrangements (FPC(06)5) (PDF, 4 pages, 33kb)
  • Retained duty system – pensionable pay (FPC(06)6) (PDF, 3 pages, 29kb)
  • Amendments to FPS – instructions (FPC(06)7) (PDF, 26 pages, 110kb)

FPC 12: 10/03/2006 (PDF, 5 pages, 27kb)

  • Retained firefighters
  • Compensation for accidents on travelling
  • Update of NFPS (FPC(06)9) (PDF, 2 pages, 24kb)
  • FPS – amendments (FPC(06)10) (PDF, 1 page, 21kb)
  • Firefighters Compensation Scheme (FPC(06)11) (PDF, 1 page, 13kb)

FPC 13: 12/04/2006 (PDF, 5 pages, 27kb)

  • NFPS
  • FPS amendment Order and FCS
  • Maximum pension under FPS
  • Guidance for IQMPs
  • Age discrimination

FPC 14: 17/05/2006 (PDF, 8 pages, 41kb)

  • FPS Amendment Order and FCS Order
  • Draft instructions (FPC(06)14) (PDF, 82 pages, 273kb)
  • Workshops
  • ALAMA comments

FPC 15: 13/06/2006 (PDF, 7 pages, 28kb)

  • RDS disturbance allowance – pensionable
  • Transitional arrangements (FPC(06)16) (PDF, 5 pages, 26kb)
  • Draft instructions
  • Impact of age discrimination regulations (FPC(06)17) (PDF, 3 pages, 18kb)
  • Issues raised at workshops (FPC(06)18) (PDF, 13 pages, 63kb)

FPC 16: 16/08/2006 (PDF, 5 pages, 21kb)

  • Draft instructions
  • Transitional arrangements
  • Impact of age discrimination regulations (FPC(06)17) (PDF, 3 pages, 18kb)
  • NFPS draft Order (FPC(06)20) (PDF, 1 page, 11kb)
  • RFU, retained and personal pensions

FPC 17: 20/09/2006 (PDF, 5 pages, 22kb)

  • Options exercise
  • Buy-back of service to 6.4.2006
  • NFPS draft Order (FPC(06)21) (PDF, 1 page, 10kb)
  • Transitional arrangements (FPC(06)24) (PDF, 7 pages, 39kb)
  • FPS and FCS Consequential and other amendments (FPC(06)23) (PDF, 1 page, 11kb)
  • Grey Book compensation

FPC 18: 18/10/2006 (PDF, 5 pages, 23kb)

  • Workshops
  • Discussion Forum
  • Q&A briefing
  • Nomination of dependent partners
  • GPP meetings
  • NFPS Draft Order
  • Transitional arrangements
  • FPS 1992, FCS
  • NFPS Draft Order (FPC(06)26) (PDF, 1 page, 10kb)
  • Age discrimination
  • Retained membership
  • Grey Book injury

FPC 19: 21/11/2006 (PDF, 8 pages, 43kb)

  • Workshops
  • Discussion Forum
  • Group Personal Pensions
  • Age discrimination
  • Final draft Orders (FPC(06)28) (PDF, 1 page, 10kb)
  • ALAMA note

2005

FPC 2: 14/01/2005 (PDF, 7 pages, 32kb)

  • Retained firefighters
  • Disability Discrimination Act
  • Consultation on new pension arrangements
  • Further amendments to FPS (FPC(05)2) (PDF, 15 pages, 70kb)
  • Transfers between England N Ireland, Wales and Scotland

FPC 3: 28/04/2005 (PDF, 7 pages, 42kb)

  • Further amendments to FPS
  • Disability Discrimination Act
  • Protection of pensionable pay
  • Death and serious injury compensation scheme
  • Actuarial assumptions
  • Transferring between regions
  • New pension and compensation arrangements – timetable
  • Tax simplification – LTA, Primary and Enhanced Protection (FPC(05)4) (PDF, 2 pages, 16kb)
  • Civil partnerships (FPC(05)5) (PDF, 7 pages, 48kb)
  • Salary sacrifice schemes – childcare vouchers (FPC(05)6) (PDF, 1 page, 13kb)

FPC 4: 29/06/2005 (PDF, 4 pages, 24kb)

  • Further amendments to the FPS
  • Protection of pensionable pay
  • Firefighters Compensation Scheme
  • Actuarial Assumptions
  • Protection of pensionable pay (FPC(05)8) (PDF, 2 pages, 25kb)
  • Outcome of consultation exercise
  • Proposals for handling of New Pension Scheme (FPC(05)9) (PDF, 5 pages, 37kb)
  • Redundancy compensation

FPC 5: 12/09/2005 (PDF, 5 pages, 30kb)

  • Buying forward service
  • Protection of pensionable pay
  • GAD Actuarial assumptions
  • Civil Partnership Act (FPC(05)11) (PDF, 6 pages, 46kb)
  • Amendments to FPS – draft Order (FPC(05)12) (PDF, 29 pages, 120kb)
  • New Pensions Arrangements – Draft blueprint (FPC(05)13) (PDF, 81 pages, 266kb)
  • Retained firefighters’ amalgamated pay
  • Accrual of pensionable service beyond 40/60ths

FPC 6: 12/10/2005 (PDF, 8 pages, 48kb)

  • GAD actuarial assumptions
  • Civil partnerships and amendments to FPS
  • Rule A3 – application of scheme to operational firefighters
  • Rule A5 – restriction on application of Scheme on health grounds
  • Rule A7 – pension eligibility
  • Rule A8 – reckoning of service for purpose of awards
  • Rule A9 – normal pension age
  • Rule A13 – disablement
  • Rule A14 – election to opt out of scheme
  • Rule A15 – election to rejoin scheme
  • Rule B1 – ordinary retirement
  • Rule B2 – payment of pension before normal pension age at firefighter’s request
  • Rule B3 – payment of pension before normal pension age at employer’s request – approved early retirements
  • Rule B4 – ill-health award

FPC 7: 23/11/2005 (PDF, 7 pages, 43kb)

  • GAD actuarial assumptions
  • Tax simplification and injury benefits – changes required at A Day (FPC(05)18) (PDF, 21 pages, 113kb)
  • New pension arrangements – workshop for practitioners
  • Rule A3 – application to unmarried partners (FPC(05)20) (PDF, 10 pages, 59kb)
  • Rule B4 – regular employment (FPC(05)21) (PDF, 2 pages, 17kb)
  • New pension arrangements – blueprint (FPC(05)22) (5 pages, 35kb)
  • Rule B4 – ill-health award
  • Rule B5 – deferred pension
  • Rule B6 – cancellation of deferred award
  • Rule B7 – split pension
  • Rule B8 – cancellation of split award
  • Rule B9 – repayment of aggregate pension contributions
  • Rule B10 – commutation
  • Rule B11 – commutation of small pension
  • Rule B12/13 – allocation and limitation of allocated portion of pension
  • Rule B14 – pension debit members
  • Rule B15 – deduction of tax from certain awards
  • Rule C1 – survivor pensions
  • Rule C2 – survivor younger (wide age disparity)
  • Rule C3 – short term increase in survivor pensions
  • Rule C4 – pension debit members
  • Rule C5 - child’s pension
  • Rule C6 – child’s pension limitations
  • Rule C7 – child’s award in respect of pension debit member
  • Rule D1 – death grant
  • Rule D2 – guaranteed payment of pension

FPC 8: 12/12/2005 (PDF, 7 pages, 43kb)

  • GAD actuarial assumptions
  • Civil partnerships
  • Retained firefighters
  • Current FPS
  • Amount of death grant (FPC(05)24) (PDF, 2 pages, 15kb)
  • Unmarried partners pensions (FPC(05)26) (PDF, 1 page, 22kb)
  • Qualifying and pensionable service (FPC(05)13) (PDF, 81 pages, 266kb)
  • Transfers into and out of the Scheme (FPC(05)25) (PDF, 2 pages, 24kb)
  • Pensionable pay and contributions (FPC(05)13) (PDF, 81 pages, 266kb)
  • Determination of questions and appeals

FPC 9: 21/12/2005  (PDF, 7 pages, 43kb)

  • Actuarial assumptions
  • Retained firefighters
  • Unmarried partners
  • Pensionable pay and contributions
  • Reckoning of pensionable service
  • Draft blueprint

2004

FPC 1: 13/10/2004 (PDF, 4 pages, 24kb)

  • New pension arrangements for firefighters – presentation
  • Retained firefighters
  • Disability Discrimination Act
  • Ranks to roles
  • Regular/retained contracts of employment
  • Protection of pensionable pay
  • Purchase of additional 60ths
  • Substitution of FRA for Brigade
  • Death and serious injury compensation scheme