â€˜Unjustified and self-defeatingâ€™: the FBU responds to the governmentâ€™s consultation on proposed pension increases.
The Fire Brigades Union has responded to the Department for Communities and Local Government’s consultation on proposed increases to firefighters’ pension contribution rates in 2014.
The union’s response outlines firefighters’ concerns over the proposals, describing them as â€˜unjustified and self-defeatingâ€™.
The FBU submitted similar responses to consultations in 2012 and 2013, and this yearâ€™s document reiterates many key problems that the union says remain unaddressed.
Alongside the paper the FBU submitted an analysis by First Actuarial of a recent Yougov survey of firefighters on the governmentâ€™s proposals and potential implications for firefightersâ€™ pension schemes.
You can read the FBU’s submission here.
You can read First Actuarial’s analysis here.