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Firefighters Circulars 2016
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  Link   Circular 2016/11: Issued on 24 November 2016
To provide clarity on the Implications of re-employment of FPS 1992 pensioners
where retirement was taken below age 55
  Link   Circular 2016/09: Issued 8 September 2016
The purpose of this circular is to inform employers that the vast majority of 2016 Annual Benefit Statements have been issued to active members of Scotland’s Firefighters’ Pension Scheme.
  Link   Circular 2016/10: Issued 10 October 2016
The purpose of this circular is to: Inform Employers and Members of three new information videos on the SPPA Website and inform Employers and Members of two new quick guides available on the SPPA Website.
  Link   Circular 2016/08: Issued on 22 July 2016
The purpose of this circular is to:
• inform employers of our plans for issuing 2016 Annual Benefit Statements.
  Link   Circular 2016/07: Issued on 16 May 2016
The purpose of this circular is to:
• to submit Annual Return information.
• advise about Future Digital Services.
• provide a schedule of Communications.
• advise HMRC’s charges for submission of late or incorrect data.
  Link   Circular 2016/06: Issued on 1 April 2016
The purpose of this circular is to confirm member contributions effective from 1 April 2016.
  Link   Circular 2016/05: Issued on 22 March 2016
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Advise on the introduction of revised factors prepared by the Government Actuary for the purpose of calculating lump sums payable to retiring members under rule B7 of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 1992. These factors should be applied to retiring members with effect from 18 March 2016.
• This updates the previous guidance dated 22 May 2014 outlined in Circular 5/2015
  Link   Circular 2016/04: Issued on 4 March 2016
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Highlight changes to the State Pension and the end of contracting out;
• Indexation of Guaranteed Minimum Pension.
  Link   Circular 2016/03: Issued on 18 February 2016
The purpose of this circular is to highlight changes to the Lifetime Allowance, advise members about protection and to highlight changes to the Annual Allowance.
  Link   Circular 2016/02: Issued on 12 February 2016
The purpose of this circular is to confirm that there will be no inflationary increase to pensions in payment for 2016/17, and to advise the rate that will be used for the 2015/16 annual revaluation of CARE benefits
  Link   Circular 2016/01: Issued on 12 February 2016
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Advise on the introduction of a change to the pensions paid to the survivors of firefighters who die or die as a result of an injury received on duty. This change has effect from 1 October 2015.
• Advise on a retrospective change to include contributions-based Employment Support Allowance (ESA) as an additional benefit. This change has effect from 27 October 2008.
• To make provision for new entitlements to shared parental pay.

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