Opting out of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (FPS)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 08:04

The FPS was closed to new members from and including 6th April 2006. If you do not want to be a member of the FPS you can opt out at any time by giving written notice to your fire and rescue authority although it is now no longer possible to opt back into it.

Read more: Opting out of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (FPS)


Opting Out

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 07:45

If you are considering opting out of your particular scheme, there are a few important points that you should take into consideration. This note highlights the main consequences of opting out of the firefighters schemes. Please note that you should always seek independent financial advice before making a decision regarding future membership of your scheme.

Revised CETV Factors

Thursday, 03 March 2011 13:32

The emergency Budget announced that from April 2011 the indexation of benefits, tax credits and the State Second Pension will be based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) instead of the Retail Price Index (RPI).  This change will also apply to public service pensions through the statutory link to the indexation of the additional pensions in long-term benefits (including the State Second Pension).

Attached is a link to HMT guidance on discount rate

New factors can be found under Employers/administrator guidance on this site.




Link to Scottish Government Website