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Firefighters’ options exercise requires ‘corrective action’ – Law & Regulation
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Firefighters’ options exercise requires ‘corrective action’ – Law & Regulation

The remedial action covers “special members” — a category created when retained firefighters were made eligible to join the New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme in 2006.The implementation of the EU Part-Time Workers Regulations determined that these members, employed between July 1 2000 and April 5 2006, were entitled to pension benefits broadly similar to those enjoyed by members of the FPS, with retrospective access to the NFPS granted in 2014.On April 1 2014, a first options exercise was supposed to be carried out, intended to allow existing and former retained firefighters the opportunity to join the NFPS as “special members” and pay “appropriate contributions” in respect of their service during the relevant period.However, take-up of the options exercise was not unive...