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Sergeant Judgement
HM Treasury Sergeant Remedy consultation released On 16 July, HM Treasury released a consultation document setting out their proposals to bring the unfunded pension schemes (which includes the Fire P…
National Fraud Initiative
Please see below important news from your Fire & Rescue Authority regarding the National Fraud Initiative. National Fraud Initiative We're required by law to protect the public funds we administ…
Annual Benefit Statements 2020 now available
Are you currently paying into the Firefighters’ Pensions Schemes? If so, log in to ‘My Pension Online’ to see your 2020 annual benefit statement today! Your statement is an estimate of your benefits…
Covid-19 and your pension
The Covid-19 pandemic has meant we’ve changed the way we work. However, we’re doing everything we can to keep our service running smoothly for our members. We'll answer your emails as quickly as we ca…
Your deferred annual benefit statement for 2020 is now available online
If you're a registered user of Shropshire County Pension Fund's 'My Pension Online', you can now view your 2020 deferred annual benefit statement. Your deferred annual benefit statement shows the val…
View your pension payslips online
You should be receiving your P60 in the post next week. You'll notice that your April payslip hasn't been included this year with your P60 document. This is because it’s available to view in the pays…
Ministerial statement about McCloud/Sargeant remedy
Despite the current situation, the work on remedy is still continuing. A ministerial statement was released on 25 March 2020. You can read it on the parliament.uk website.
Coronavirus service update
We want to let you know that despite recent disruption due to the coronavirus situation, we're doing all we can to keep our services running smoothly and to manage the situation. In line with governm…
Update for our members- coronavirus/ covid 19
We want to let you know that despite the current disruption due to the coronavirus, we're doing all we can to keep our service running smoothly and to manage the situation for you. We're following th…
Home Office issues Age Discrimination factsheet for Firefighter members
In December 2019, we updated you on the McCloud case. You can read more about this on our previous news posts under 'Related Pages'.  The Home Office have recently released a factsheet for Fire Schem…
Take a look at the new version of 'My Pension Online'!
'My Pension Online' has been given a makeover! Are you using My Pension Online to keep track of your LGPS pension? You may have noticed that it has a new look. The same information is there, but the…
McCloud case update
In September 2019 we told you about recent updates to the ongoing court case known as the McCloud and Sergeant case. You can read more about this in our previous news post. To recap, in December 201…
McCloud Judgement
Back in January, the Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) paused the cost management process due to uncertainty surrounding an on-going court case, known as the McCloud and Sergeant case.  The case concerns t…
Annual benefit statement 2019 for active firefighters- Available now!
If you're a registered user of Shropshire County Pension Fund's 'My Pension Online' service, you can now view your 2019 annual benefit statement. Once you've logged in, select 'Benefit Statements' fr…
Deferred annual benefit statement 2019 is now available
If you're a registered user of Shropshire County Pension Fund's 'My Pension Online' service, you can now view your 2019 deferred annual benefit statement. Your statement displays the current value of…
Update on the exit payment cap
In May 2015 the government announced that they planned to cap exit payments for public sector workers. They proposed a cap of £95,000 which would apply to all types of payments relating to individuals…
P60 and April payslip coming soon...
We're pleased to inform you that, if you were receiving a pension from us in the 2018/2019 financial year, your P60 and April payslip will be with you next week. Please remember to keep these documen…
Changes to survivor benefits for same sex spouses and civil partners
On 1 April 2019, a change to the scheme rules was made so that survivor benefits payable to a same sex spouse or a civil partner equal those paid to the widow of a male member.  Why has the change be…
Fire Pension Schemes - administration member survey
The Firefighters’ Pensions (England) Scheme Advisory Board in partnership with Aon is undertaking a survey of the service you receive in relation to your pension. They're interested to hear your views…
Payslips now on 'My Pension Online'
From December 2018, your payslips are available through the 'My Pension Online' system. If you haven't registered for 'My Pension Online', why not sign up today? How do I sign up for 'My Pension…
Court of Appeal transitional protections judgement
We're aware the Court of Appeal has handed down the judgment in the firefighters transitional appeals case, finding the transitional protections introduced with the new pension scheme in 2015 were unl…
Christmas office hours
The pensions office will close for the Christmas period at 4.00pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open at 8.45am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. During this time, if you have a query, you can…
Pension saving statements
The annual allowance (sometimes referred to as AA) is set by HMRC and is the maximum your pension can increase by in a tax year before tax charges are imposed. The annual allowance in 2017/18 was £40,…
New payroll system
Your payroll provider is changing to the Shropshire County Pension Fund. When this change happens, we’re hoping you won’t notice too much of a difference. The pension you get will stay the same and yo…