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Minister launches consultation on amendments to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme

Public Safety Minister, Edwin Poots, has today launched an eight week consultation on the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) Order (NI) 2014 and the New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) Order (NI) 2014.
Monday, 9 December 2013

The proposed Orders seek to amend the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (NI) 2007 and the New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (NI) 2007, to reflect changes in Government policy.

Minister Poots said: “This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the employee contribution rates in both the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Order (NI) 2007 and the New Firefighter Pension Scheme Order (NI) 2007. While primarily aimed at the Fire and Rescue Service, members of the pension scheme and representative bodies, I welcome all responses and would encourage all who have an interest in these proposals to make their views known.”

The consultation will end on 31 January 2014.

Note to editors:

1. Media enquiries about this press release should be directed to the DHSSPS press office on 028 9052 0567, or out of office hours contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 076 9971 5440 and your call will be returned.

2. The consultation documents are available on the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety website

3.Hard copies of the consultation package can be requested by contacting 028 9052 8161, e-mailing firesafety@dhsspsni.gov.uk, or by writing to the following address:

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Public Safety Unit
Annexe 4
Castle Buildings
Stormont
Belfast
BT4 3SQ