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Firefighters 1992 scheme – Active
Transfer of pension rights within the FPS1992

If you leave your employment with the fire and rescue authority and transfer to further employment as a firefighter with another authority, provided there is no break in service between employments, you would remain a member of the FPS1992. Although your pension rights will normally transfer with you, payments of transfer value are not exchanged between English fire and rescue authorities. An authority you leave would simply send a statement of your accrued pension entitlement to your new authority.

However, if you leave to take up employment as a firefighter in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, a transfer payment would be paid because different funding arrangements apply. Provided there is no break in service between employments you would be subject to the FPS1992 rules of the relevant country.