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Equality Impact Assessment - The Firefighters Pension Scheme (Scotland) 2015.

Equality Impact Assessment - The Firefighters Pension Scheme (Scotland) 2015.

Friday, March 27, 2015

ISBN: 9781785442681

An equality impact assessment on the Firefighters Pension Scheme (Scotland) 2015 as a result of the UK Public Service Pensions Act 2013.

Executive Summary

The UK Public Service Pensions Act 2013 reforms all public sector pensions including fire pensions. The Scottish Government had to comply with the requirement of the Act to design a reformed fire pension scheme which will come into being on 1 April 2015.

This meets the Scottish Government’s Safer and Stronger and Wealthier and Fairer Strategic Objectives.

The Firefighters Pension Scheme (Scotland) 2015 (the 2015Scheme) replaces two existing firefighter pension schemes, The Firefighter Pension Scheme 1992 and The New Firefighter Pension Scheme 2006, which will close to new entrants on 31 March 2015. The 2015 Scheme will provide Scotland’s 7,145

firefighters with access to a fire pension scheme from 1 April 2015.