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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…