The formal HMT consultation was published on 16 July 2020 with a closing date of 11 October 2020. The paused employer cost-cap process will also resume. 

The HMT consultation references at paragraph 1.21 the informal technical discussions held with scheme administrators and employer and member representatives earlier this year. The Firefighters' Pensions (England) Scheme Advisory Board has published its informal response dated 2 April 2020 to those technical discussions.

Within the response the Board highlighted the following points:

  • The lack of information available to them in order to fully assess the impact of the proposals, including at that time no mention of post remedy plans
  • The considerable challenge administrating the remedy would present to locally administered unfunded schemes
  • Concern that a default to the final salary scheme, may not be appropriate for some members in the FPS 2006
  • An immediate need for guidance on processing immediate cases
Document Doc type Date
Public Service Pensions Consultation and Update: written statement HCWS380  (HTML) 16 July 2020
Public Service Pensions Consultation (PDF, 74 pages, 851kb) 16 July 2020
Public Service Pensions Consultation - questions  (PDF, 2 pages, 97.7kb) 16 July 2020
Public Service Pensions leaflet (PDF, 3 pages, 63.1kb) 16 July 2020
Public Service Pensions Equality Impact Assessment  (PDF, 38 pages, 378kb) 16 July 2020
Update on Cost Control Element of the 2016 Valuations  (PDF, 2 pages, 95.8kb) 16 July 2020
Home Office McCloud - Sargeant consultation FAQs  (PDF, 5 pages, 215kb) 16 July 2020
GAD technical bulletin - Public Service Pensions update (PDF, 3 pages, 376kb) July 2020
Home Office immediate detriment note   (PDF, 6 pages, 830kb) 21 August 2020
Stakeholder information note on HMT consultation proposals (PDF, 8 pages, 240kb) 1 October 2020 
LGA response to the HMT consultation on changes to the transitional arrangements of the 2015 Public Service Pension Schemes. (PDF, 23 pages, 285kb) 9 October 2020
SAB England response to the HMT consultation on changes to the transitional arrangements of the 2015 Public Service Pension Schemes. (PDF, 65 pages, 741kb) 9 October 2020
SAB Wales response to the HMT consultation on changes to the transitional arrangements of the 2015 Public Service Pension Schemes. (PDF, 9 pages, 425kb) 9 October 2020
SAB Scotland response to the HMT consultation on changes to the transitional arrangements of the 2015 Public Service Pension Schemes. (PDF, 11 pages, 274kb) 9 October 2020
LGA immediate detriment information note for FRAs  (PDF, 11 pages, 296kb) 26 October 2020
Immediate detriment matrix (xlsx, 22.7kb) 26 October 2020

 

FRAs will also have employees who are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). As the LGPS is a funded scheme and members within 10 years of retirement at 2012 were protected in a different way, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) are consulting separately on changes to that scheme. More information can be found on the McCloud page of the LGPS SAB website.