Consultation on the introduction of the new Firefighters’ Pension Scheme from April 2015

Consultation opened on 06 October 2014. Closing date 30 November 2014.


The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety consulted on proposals for a new NI Firefighters’ Pension Scheme from 1 April 2015.


Consultation description

The main features of the proposed new scheme are:

  • accrued rights protection
  • statutory based transitional protections for certain categories of members
  • retirement from the scheme’s Normal Scheme Pension Age of 55 for all active members
  • a pension scheme design based on career average revalued earnings
  • new governance arrangements in respect of the 2015 scheme and connected schemes

The consultation ran from 6 October to 30 November 2014.

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