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Scheme Manager Discretions (FFPS) Policy

Scheme Manager Discretions (Firefighters Pension Scheme) Policy

As an employing authority, BMKFA is required to determine and publish its policy on discretions which it has chosen to adopt and exercise.

This policy statement outlines the Authority’s position on all 52 discretions for the Firefighters Pension Scheme (England) Regulations 2014 SI 2014/2848, effective from 1 April 2015.

V2 – issued October 2017 

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Regulations 2014 set out fifty-two pension discretions available to the Authority to consider.

An immediate position was required on three pension discretions within the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) Regulations 2014 (Regulations 5, 17 and 111) and an agreed position was made by the Fire Authority on 10 June 2015.

The agreed position on these discretions has not been amended and the remaining forty-nine pension discretions were added to the Scheme Manager Pension Discretions document, therefore bringing together all the discretionary elements as contained within the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) Regulations 2014. Version two of the Scheme Manager Pension Discretions was agreed by the Fire Authority on 17 October 2017.