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Firefighters Circulars 2017
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  Link   Circular 2017/06: Issued on 25 August 2017
The purpose of this circular is to inform employers that the vast majority of 2017 Annual Benefit Statements have been issued to active members of Firefighter Pension Scheme (Scotland).
  Link   Circular 2017/05: Issued on 20 April 2017
The purpose of this circular is to provide clarification on:
• Unmarried nominated partner pensions under the 2006 pension scheme following the Judicial review on the Brewster case by the Supreme Court
  Link   Circular 2017/04: Issued 31 March 2017
The purpose of this circular is to:
• request Annual Return data for 2016-17
• confirm submission deadlines and HMRC penalties
• inform employers about the new dedicated online Annual Returns area
• confirm that data should be submitted via email to the RMT mailbox
• indicate the schedule of relevant dates
  Link   Circular 2017/03: Issued 08 March 2017
The purpose of this circular is to:
Confirm that, in common with other public service pension schemes, there will be a 1%increase in the value of firefighters pensions in payment (or deferred pensions) for the year 2017/2018;
Advise that the rate to be used for the annual revaluation of benefits accrued in the 2015 Firefighters Pension Scheme by active members will be 2.6%.
  Link   Circular 2017/02: Issued on 16 February 2017
The purpose of this circular is to confirm member contributions effective from 1 April 2017. This concerns contributions made under the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 1992 (FPS 1992), the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) (FPS 2006), and the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations (FPS 2015).
  Link   Circular 2017/01: Issued on 6 January 2017
The purpose of this circular is to:
• To advise of a change to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 1992 to remove the obligation on firefighters to pay contributions for the period after they have achieved 30 years’ service until they reach age 50.

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