PENSION CHALLENGES RESPONSE
We are aware of the campaign being run by a group of officers, which has been taken up by a firm of solicitors, relating to the CARE pension scheme and it is of course a matter for officers to decide what is right for them.
However as it currently stands all the extensive legal advice we have had to date has stated that there is not a challenge to the CARE scheme. We are of course aware of the current action by judges and the Fire Brigades’ Union – albeit they are different schemes to ours – and we will continue to monitor these as they progress, acting appropriately upon any outcome and what that may mean for us. But as it stands there is no change to our current position.
We have updated the pensions web page to reflect this, which you can see here.
General Secretary PFEW