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Firefighters Circulars 2018
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  Link   Circular 2018/08: Issued on 24 August 2018
The purpose of this circular is to inform employers that the vast majority of 2018 Annual Benefit Statements have been issued to active members of Firefighter Pension Scheme (Scotland).
  Link   Circular 2018/07: Issued on 31 May 2018
The purpose of this circular is to provide clarification:
• On UK Government changes to Tax Free Childcare.
  Link   Circular 2018/06: Issued on 27 April 2018
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Confirm the implementation of a one stage Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP) with effect from 1 May 2018
  Link   Circular 2018/05: Issued on 29 March 2018
The purpose of this circular is to:
• request Annual Return data for 2017-18
• confirm submission deadlines
• inform employers about the 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 2018/04: Issued on 23 February 2018
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Confirm that, in common with other public service pension schemes, there will be a 3% increase in the value of firefighters pensions in payment (or deferred pensions) from 9 April 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 3%.
  Link   Circular 2018/03: Issued on 8 February 2018
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Inform the service of how overpayments resulting from the Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) reconciliation exercise will be managed.
  Link   Circular 2018/02: Issued on 6 February 2018
The purpose of this circular is to confirm member contributions effective from 1 April 2018. 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 2018/01: Issued on 30 January 2018
The purpose of this circular is to:
• To make a number of minor amendments in limited areas, particularly in relation to ill health;
• To advise of a change to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 2015 to allow transitional members who are being considered for ill health retirement by an independent qualified medical practitioner (IQMP) at the time they would transition to the 2015 scheme from either the 1992 or 2006 scheme, to remain in their existing pension scheme, until a final decision is made (including an appeal) by the IQMP.

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