The FBU has been building up solid arguments and evidence to challenge to governmentâ€™s attack on our pensions. We have commissioned these independent reports to support our case.
Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary said: â€œThe FBU executive council believes that these reports should be widely read and the arguments in these documents should be discussed by all stakeholders in the fire and rescue service. Once again, I would like to reiterate my hope that these documents, which broadly support the arguments put forward by the union, also help to raise the level of discussion on pensions.â€
Pension Schemes in the Fire Service and the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission, an independent report by Tony Cutler and Barbara Waine.
A scoping study: Review of aging and the demands on firefighting by Richard Graveling and Joanne Crawford on behalf of the Institute of Occupational Medicine IOM.
A report on the impact of the governmentsâ€™ proposal for members of the firefightersâ€™ pension scheme and the new firefightersâ€™ pension scheme; by Rob Hammond of First Actuarial consultants.
The FBU has formally presented these documents to the minister responsible for fire in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales along with an initial submission Protecting good quality occupational pensions in the fire and rescue service.