House of Commons
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FIREFIGHTERS' ADDITIONAL PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS
EDM #946
Tabled 14 January 2014
2013-14 Session
That this House recognises that firefighters in the 1992 Firefighters' Pension Scheme currently pay 12.9 per cent of their salary into an unfunded scheme; is concerned at the Government's proposal which will take their contributions to 14.2 per cent from 1 April 2014; notes that a firefighter earning £1,650 per month net will pay around £340 a month or £4,000 a year in employee contributions; further notes that firefighters who are members of the 2006 New Firefighters Pension Scheme will pay around 12.6 per cent by April 2015 and will have seen an increase of 4.1 per cent in just four years; acknowledges that a recent YouGov survey of over 6,000 firefighters found that 43 per cent of respondents would be likely or very likely to opt out of the pension scheme if the Government's proposals were implemented although 78 per cent of these would reconsider their decision if the Government did not impose the full increase; is concerned that the Treasury's initial forecast of £72.6 million savings over three years from these increases is based on an opt-out rate of one per cent, with every percentage opt out costing the scheme £3.5 million per annum in lost contributions and an opt-out rate of over seven per cent would nullify the Government's projected savings; believes that the proposed contribution increase is self-defeating, unworkable and will destabilise the firefighters' pension scheme; and calls on the Government to enter into meaningful negotiations with the Fire Brigades Union and reconsider its intransigence on firefighters paying such high additional pension contributions.

Signatures (97)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
28 January 2014
Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
26 March 2014
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
28 January 2014
Barron, Kevin
Labour
10 February 2014
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
05 March 2014
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
15 January 2014
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
22 January 2014
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
15 January 2014
Caton, Martin
Labour
15 January 2014
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
29 January 2014
Connarty, Michael
Labour
21 January 2014
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
27 January 2014
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
13 February 2014
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
21 January 2014
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
15 January 2014
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
24 February 2014
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
22 January 2014
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
15 January 2014
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
26 March 2014
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
04 February 2014
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
04 February 2014
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
14 January 2014
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
13 February 2014
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
13 February 2014
Engel, Natascha
Labour
24 January 2014
Esterson, Bill
Labour
29 January 2014
Evans, Mr Nigel
Independent
28 January 2014
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
04 February 2014
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
20 January 2014
Flynn, Paul
Labour
11 February 2014
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
29 January 2014
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
05 February 2014
Gapes, Mike
Labour
10 February 2014
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
27 February 2014
Glass, Pat
Labour
03 February 2014
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
13 March 2014
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
21 January 2014
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
13 March 2014
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
29 January 2014
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
15 January 2014
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
20 January 2014
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
27 January 2014
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
29 January 2014
Hermon, Lady
Independent
21 January 2014
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
29 January 2014
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
23 January 2014
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
23 January 2014
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
28 April 2014
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
16 January 2014
Lavery, Ian
Labour
16 January 2014
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
24 February 2014
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
15 January 2014
Long, Naomi
Alliance
22 January 2014
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
21 January 2014
Mann, John
Labour
20 January 2014
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
09 April 2014
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
22 January 2014
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
15 January 2014
McGovern, Jim
Labour
17 January 2014
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
16 January 2014
Mearns, Ian
Labour
28 April 2014
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
05 February 2014
Morden, Jessica
Labour
11 March 2014
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
11 February 2014
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
28 January 2014
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
17 March 2014
Murphy, Paul
Labour
15 January 2014
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
21 January 2014
Owen, Albert
Labour
04 February 2014
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
15 January 2014
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
14 January 2014
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
11 March 2014
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
15 January 2014
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
13 February 2014
Ruane, Chris
Labour
27 January 2014
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
10 April 2014
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
15 January 2014
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
23 January 2014
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
22 January 2014
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
15 January 2014
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
28 January 2014
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
28 April 2014
Walley, Joan
Labour
13 February 2014
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
22 January 2014
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
28 January 2014
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
26 March 2014
Williamson, Chris
Labour
16 January 2014
Wood, Mike
Labour
22 January 2014
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
27 February 2014
Wright, David
Labour
11 February 2014
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.