This page contains regulations and related resources for the Firefighters' Pension Scheme 1992.

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2020/354 Regulation 6

The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) Regulations 2020 Amends the regulations of the Firefighters’ Pension Schemes to allow any period of parental bereavement leave to be counted as reckonable pensionable service and pay 06/04/2020

2019/378 Part 3, Chapter 1

The Police and Firefighters’ (Pensions etc.) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019 Removes 1988 limit on service in respect of surviving civil partners, equalising same-sex partner benefits; minor correction to wording of the two pension rule 01/04/2019

2018/997 Part 3, Chapter 1

The Police and Firefighters’ Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Formalises increases to two pension awards ('split pensions'); removes reference to an ineffective regulation from trivial commutation of PC benefits 08/10/2018
2018/269 Schedule, Paragraph 4 The London Government (London Fire Commissioner and Policing) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Amends FPS 1992 to allow the London fire commissioner access to the 1992 scheme 22/03/2018
2017/892 The Firefighters’ Pension Schemes and Compensation Scheme (Amendment) (England) Order 2017 Extends survivor benefit provisions for widows, widowers, and surviving civil partners of Firefighters who died or die on duty to no longer lose those benefits if they remarry or form a civil partnership 06/10/2017
2016/878 The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) (England) Order 2016 Added the provision for contribution holidays 30/09/2016
2015/589 Schedule 3 The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015 Amendments to FPS 1992 to allow protected and tapered members access to the 1992 scheme 01/04/2015
2015/579 The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (England) Order 2015 Amendments to contribution rates from 1 April 2015 01/04/2015
2014/446 The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (England) Order 2014 Amendments to allow retained members access to the 2006 scheme as special modified members on a 1992 basis 01/04/2014
2013/2125 The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (No. 3) (England) Order 2013 Amendment to correct errors in 2013/1392 01/10/2013
2013/1392 The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (No.2) (England) Order 2013 Provide discretion for employers to uplift commutation limit for members with over 25 years service at age 50; amend definition of temporary pay and allow for discretionary APB benefits; increase scope of discretion to abate 01/07/2013
2013/703 The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 Amendment to contribution rates from 1 April 2013 01/04/2013
2012/953 The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment)(England)Order 2012 Introduction of banded contribution rates 01/04/2012
2010/234 The General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2010 Schedule 3, Paragraph 15 amends the definition of IQMP in FPS 1992, FPS 2006 and FCS 2006 12/02/2010
2008/214 The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (England) Order 2008 Amendments to allow for split pension arrangements and to allow the pensionability of CPD & LSI through APBs 29/02/2008
2006/3433 The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (No.2) (England) Order 2006 Minor amendments to short service award, ill health, commutation, limit on lump sum and definition of "retained" and "volunteer" FF to ensure parity with provisions of FPS 2006 and consistent terminology with FPS/ compensation scheme 25/01/2007
2006/1810 The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Amendment) (England) Order 2006 Closure of FPS to new members, new arrangements for ill health, new financial arrangements requiring each authority to establish and maintain a Firefighters Pension Fund (FPF),amendments for the new tax arrangements from 6 April 2006 07/08/2006
2005/3228 The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Civil Partnership Amendments) (England And Scotland) Order 2005 Introduced a dependant’s benefit for civil partners 05/12/2005
2005/2980 The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Amendment) (England) Order 2005 Amendments to reflect change in terms (i.e. ranks to roles, fire authority to fire and rescue service) definition of pensionable pay amended to allow salary sacrifice, corrections 21/11/2005
2004/2306 The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (England and Scotland) Order 2004 Change to Scheme Name 01/10/2004
2004/2304 (C.100) The Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (Commencement) (England and Scotland) Order 2004 Allowed FPS 1992, which was made under the Fire Services Act 1947, to continue in force when that Act was repealed and replaced by the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 07/09/2004
2004/1912 The Firemen’s Pension Scheme (Amendment) Order 2004 Amendments to reflect part time provisions, maternity, paternity, adoption leave. Changes to death benefits 13/09/2004
2001/3691 The Firemen’s Pension Scheme (Pension Sharing) Order 2001 Added Part 1A “Pension Credit Members” to FPS 1992 01/12/2001
2001/3649 The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments and Repeals) Order 2001 Article 420: Actionable contravention giving rise to loss amends Rule F6A 01/12/2001
1998/1010 The Firemen’s Pension Scheme (Amendment) Order 1998 Amendments to reflect cessation of accrual of GMPs and reflect change in State Pension Age 11/05/1998

The Firemen’s Pension Scheme (Amendment No. 2) Order 1997

Amendments to restrict transfer values with regards to mis-selling 29/12/1997

The Firemen’s Pension Scheme (Amendment) Order 1997

Amendments around appeals and boards of medical referees 01/11/1997

The Firemen’s Pensions (Provision of Information) Regulations 1997

Instructions relating to the provision of information about a person’s potential entitlement under the FPS in the case of mis-selling 01/09/1997

The Firemen’s Pension Scheme Order 1992

Original 1992 scheme regulations 01/03/1992