Court of Appeal finds in favour of firefighters

PRESS STATEMENT

Court of Appeal finds in favour of firefighters and judges

The Court of Appeal has today ruled that the Government’s changes to pensions with regard to firefighters and judges were discriminatory on the grounds of age.

These cases were brought due to changes to public sector pensions in 2015.

In response to the ruling, FRSA Chief Executive, Tristan Ashby said: “We obviously welcome the decision of the Court of Appeal but the issue of pensions is extremely complex and we will need to take expert advice to clarify what the practicalities mean for members of the firefighters pension scheme. Added to this, we will also need to monitor how the government will react to the ruling which could also have wide ranging implications.

“The Association will provide updates on this matter as information becomes available, but for now this appears to be a win for firefighters.”

Tristan Ashby
Chief Executive Officer

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