FBU Recall conference review: firefighters' pension arrangements from April 2006: update on the new pension arrangements.(Round-Up)

Proposal to increase the minimum pension age to 55 has been withdrawn. Retirement at 60 in the new scheme for new entrants remains and the FBU will continue to campaign for change.

Firefighters working the retained duty system will be able to join the new pension scheme, gaining a pension for the first time. The union is awaiting the decision of the House of Lords in a bid to get RDS firefighters access to the existing FPS.

The threat that serving RDS firefighters who joined the new scheme would lose the existing link to wholetime earnings for ill-health and injury purposes has been withdrawn.

The new injury scheme has not been published and any changes will follow consultation. …

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