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About the 2006 Scheme

New Firefighters' Pension Scheme

The NFPS is a statutory, public service pension scheme made under section 34 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004. The provisions of the New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) are set out in The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) Order 2006. The benefits under the scheme are based on the length of your pensionable service and your final salary. It is a tax approved scheme, registered under section 153 of the Finance Act 2004.


Who can join?

Membership of the NFPS is open to any person taking up employment with a fire and rescue authority as a firefighter on terms under which he or she is, or may be, required to engage in fire-fighting and whose role includes resolving operational incidents, or leading and supporting others in the resolution of such incidents.

See the 'Scheme Guide' for further information about the NFPS, its benefits and how to join


Additional Pension Contributions

A pension calculator has been created to show the effect of the additional pension contributions from April 2014 - Pension Calculator: Contributions



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