Pensions: Legal challenge: Age discrimation 18 -20

Circular: 2016HOC0317MW

Dear Brother/Sister PENSIONS: LEGAL CHALLENGE: AGE DISCRIMINATION 18-20 You will be aware that the FBU has successfully challenged the government in relation to age discrimination relating to members...

Cambridgeshire chief fire officer's bizarre message to staff

Cambridgeshire chief fire officer (CFO), Chris Strickland, has issued a bizarre message to his staff via the FRS’s intranet system. The Cambridgeshire FRS intranet article makes references to ‘quite a few derogatory comments in the press regarding the appointment of Chris Strickland as chief fire...

National insurance increases from April

Circular: 2016HOC0164MW

Dear Brother/Sister State pension changes and the end of contracting out of state second pension from April 2016 From April 2016, changes are being implemented to the state pension and to national...
Firefighters

Q&A on the '18-20 club' firefighter pension victory

Earlier this month, our union won a huge victory after the government admitted that many firefighters who joined the service between the ages of 18 - 20 were missing up to two years’ worth of pension contributions. Those firefighters are now set to receive compensation, in some cases amounting to...

Pension payout for '18-20 club' firefighters

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Many firefighters are set to receive thousands of pounds in compensation as the government admits members of the '18-20 club’ were short changed and missing two years’ worth of pension contributions...

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