McCloud Remedy and Matthews Remedy

Information on the McCloud Remedy and Matthews Remedy and how it affects firefighter pensions.

McCloud Remedy

When public sector pension schemes changed from final salary to career average in 2014 and 2015, older members were offered protection from the effect of the changes. However, in 2018, the Courts found that younger members had been discriminated against because these protections did not apply to them.

As a result, the Firefighters Pension Scheme regulations were changed to remove this age discrimination. This is called the McCloud Remedy. The administration team are working to implement the changes and will automatically contact everyone who is affected by the Remedy. You do not have to do anything.

More information about the McCloud Remedy including videos for active, deferred and pensioner members, and frequently asked questions is available from Hampshire Pension Services and the Firefighters Pension Scheme websites.

Matthews Remedy

A legal settlement under the Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 allowed certain retained firefighters with service between 1 July 2000 and 5 April 2006 to become members of the Firefighters Pension Scheme.

This judgement has been recently challenged and the Court ruled that certain retained firefighters' service going back to the start of their employment could be taken into account to become members of the Firefighters Pension Scheme.

An exercise is now being undertaken by the Fire & Rescue Authority to allow eligible retained firefighters to buy pension service as a special member of the FPS 2006, backdated to the start date of their employment.

More information about the Matthews Remedy, including frequently asked questions, is available on the Firefighters Pension Scheme website.

Last updated:
24 June 2024
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