The Authority acts as Scheme Manager for all the Firefighter Pension Schemes which include:
Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (1992)
New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (2006) – this includes the modified pension scheme
Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (2015)
In this role, the Authority is responsible for the interpretation and application of the scheme regulations, policy decisions and application of scheme discretions.
Pensions regulations have introduced a new system of pension scheme governance including the introduction of Local Pension Boards (for this Authority it relates to the Firefighters’ Schemes set out above).
In 2017 the Authority appointed new scheme administrators who are Local Pension Partnership (LPP) to administer the Firefighters' Pension Schemes
The Pension Board’s role is to scrutinise the administration carried out by the Authority and the Scheme Administrators (LPP) for the Firefighters’ Pension Schemes. The Terms of Reference for the Pension Board can be found here.
The Members of the Board can be found here.
Pension Board Reports and Minutes go to the Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority meetings. These can be found here
Queries relating to the work of the Pension Board should be directed to Assistant Director HR & Learning Karen Irvine, on Karen.Irvine@kent.fire-uk.org
Queries relating to any aspect of the Schemes mentioned above should be directed to LPP.