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Scheme Advisory Board Updates

The Firefighters Pension Scheme (England) Scheme Advisory Board (the “Board”) is a body set up under Section 7 of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 and The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (Governance) Regulations 2015

The purpose of the Board is to be both reactive and proactive to carry out the following functions:

  • provide advice in response to a request from the Secretary of State on the desirability of making changes to this scheme and any connected scheme; and
  • provide advice to scheme mangers and local pension boards in relation to the effective and efficient administration and management of this scheme and any connected scheme.

It will seek to encourage best practice, increase transparency, coordinate technical and standards issues, and build positive relationships with stakeholders and industry bodies – such as the Home Office, The Pensions Regulator and the Government Actuary’s Department.

The Board's website contains further information about the Board, and useful resources relating to the Firefighters' Pension Schemes.  The Board publishes legal updates and regular FPS Bulletins.  Links to the bulletins can be found here: