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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Services: Industrial Disputes remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made in resolving the dispute with firefighters; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wellingborough more like this
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Mr Peter Bone more like this
star this property uin 214657 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>After extensive consultation, and numerous changes, the Government laid the final regulations for the Firefighters Pension Scheme 2015 before Parliament on 28 October. This provides one of the best schemes in the public sector, with a firefighter who earns £29,000 and retires after a full career receiving a £19,000 a year pension at age 60, whilst ensuring that a greater proportion of firefighters are protected from the changes than any other large public service workforce. On the same day we published a consultation to put the key fitness principles onto a statutory footing through the Fire National Framework. These proposals underpin the fitness and capability processes that exist within individual fire and rescue authorities and complement the work being undertaken by the joint fitness group facilitated by the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, Peter Holland. These reforms are fair to both to firefighters and taxpayers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-11-20T15:58:18.58Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T15:58:18.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Peter Bone more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Services: Industrial Disputes remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to local and central government of industrial action in the fire service since January 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 215653 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The strike action called by the Fire Brigades Union has been unnecessary and unproductive. The 2015 firefighter pension scheme will provide one of the most generous schemes in the public sector and has been improved through consultation.</p><p> </p><p>Since January 2014, central government has invested £2 million to enhance the nation’s resilience against industrial action and other potential disruption to fire and rescue services.</p><p> </p><p>Individual fire and rescue authorities are responsible for their own business continuity plans for industrial action, and we do not hold information centrally on any costs they incur in implementing those plans, or indeed, the savings they will have accrued through deduction of striking firefighters’ wages.</p><p> </p><p>National resilience has been strengthened by the work and training undertaken by both local and central government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-12-08T16:58:48.91Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T16:58:48.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Services: Industrial Disputes remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2014, Official Report, column 311, on the firefighters' dispute, what his proposals are to resolve the firefighters' dispute; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
star this property uin 205671 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The consultation on the draft regulations has now concluded and whilst final decisions are still to be taken on the detail of the scheme design, representative bodies and the employers were informed on 9 July that the Department had decided to reinstate the offer made in June last year, regarding more generous actuarial reductions to the pensions of firefighters who retire between the ages of 55 and 57. The actuarial reduction rate applied to benefits accrued in the 2015 scheme would be 21.8 per cent at age 55, and 17.9 per cent at age 56, using today’s assumptions. This compares favourably with the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 2006, where the reduction at age 55 is around 40 per cent, and at age 56 is around 38 per cent. All pension benefits built up by a member in their current scheme will be fully protected, calculated on their final salary, and can be taken on retirement from the member’s current pension age without actuarial reduction. On top of this, as set out in the recent consultation, our proposals include a significant reduction in employee contribution rates for firefighters transferring from the 1992 Scheme to the 2015 Scheme. Contributions for such a firefighter earning £29,000 a year will go down from 14.2 per cent to 12.2 per cent in April 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Despite these arrangements, the Fire Brigades Union has continued with its campaign of strike action. Progress towards resolving this dispute remains entirely in their hands.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-07-21T15:01:24.6696254Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:01:24.6696254Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this