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Co-Responder Schemes

Co-Responder Schemes

The RFU has always supported the use of Co-Responder schemes within the Fire Service.

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Scotland mirror pension contribution increase in England

The Scottish Amendment Orders for the FPS and NFPS are due to be laid at Parliament later today (30 March) introducing contribution increases from 1 April 2012. The increases mirror those announced yesterday by DCLG for both schemes.   Details of yesterdays announcement by DCLG can be found here.

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Firefighter Pension – current situation

The issue of public section pension reform continues and the RFU continues to play its part in helping shape the future scheme for all operational firefighters which will come into effect in 2015/16. Part of this process has been for central government (DCLG) to set up a separate group (Pension Reform Group) to discuss the […]

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Part-time workers settlement – update

The issue of the compensation payment for the terms and conditions settlement continues to provoke the question of when are members likely to receive notification of their exact entitlement. We understand members’ frustration that this process seems to be never ending, we can assure members that we are just as frustrated. The delay is due […]

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National Newsletter October 2011

Pensions The issue of public sector pension reform has been in the news for some months now and the RFU have been involved in discussions with central government (DCLG) via the Firefighters’ Pension Committee (FPC). As has been stated by the Government and reported widely in the media, the current cost of public sector pensions […]

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