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It is important to start planning for your future, especially when it comes to retirement. By working for RBFRS, you have access to a valuable benefit in the form of either a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Firefighter Pension.

Whether you are just starting your career or nearing retirement, it is important to understand your pension. On this page, you will find information on the different pensions, how they work, and what you can expect in terms of benefits.

Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and resources you need to make informed decisions about your retirement and ensure that you have a secure financial future.

The LGA have launched a member website for FPS members. This website includes details about the different pension schemes and has a dedicated page for the age discrimination remedy:

Update on Second Options Exercise

Please visit this page for an update on the Second Options Exercise for the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 2006 for Special Members.


Here is our Fire Pension Scheme Administration, Management, and Governance Strategy document.

Pensions Board

The purpose of the Board is to assist Royal Berkshire Fire Authority in its role as a scheme manager of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme.

The members of the Pensions Board at RBFRS are:

  • Lincoln Ball (Chair) – Member Representative
  • Steve Collins – Member Representative
  • Lucy Greenway (Vice-Chair) – Employer Representative
  • Jim Powell – Employer Representative

The Terms of Reference for the Pensions Board can be found here (add link terms of reference)


Pension discretion refers to the ability of a pension administrator or scheme manager to make certain decisions regarding the administration of the pension. Links to each pension schemes discretions are below:

2015 Scheme

1992 Scheme

2006 Scheme

Local Government Pension Scheme