Your contributions are assessed on the pensionable pay you receive, including all permanent emoluments determined by the firefighter’s role or, in the case of a Chief Fire Officer and/or their assistants, the salary appropriate to the overall responsibilities of the post.
The contribution rate you will pay will be determined at the start of each scheme year (1 April). In determining the band you fall into it is the pay that a whole-time firefighter would receive for the role you hold that is used rather than your actual pensionable pay.
Although your contribution rate would be determined by reference to the whole-time equivalent pay, if you are a part time firefighter the contribution rate will be applied to the actual pensionable pay you receive.
If you are able to build up 30 years' pensionable service before you reach age 50 you will not be required to pay pension contributions between the date you reach 30 years' pensionable service and the date you reach your 50th birthday. If this rule affects you, we will contact you.
Contribution rates from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019
|Your pensionable pay||Your contribution rate|
|Up to £15,609||11.0%|
|£15,610 to £21,852||12.2%|
|£21,853 to £31,218||14.2%|
|£31,219 to £41,624||14.7%|
|£41,625 to £52,030||15.2%|
|£52,031 to £62,436||15.5%|
|£62,437 to £104,060||16.0%|
|£104,061 to £124,872||16.5%|
|More than £124,872||17.0%|