22076 - Firefighter's Pensions & Retirement

FOI Number: FOI22076

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Freedom of Information

Published on 26 October 2022

Ref: FOI/22076 


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your freedom of information request. 

Please find below a summary of our findings. 


1. Is your service paying Immediate Detriment on Firefighters Pensions? 


This decision was taken by the Audit and Risk Committee and therefore this information is exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. The information can be found on West Midlands Fire Service Committee Management Information Service website at the following link:  


Please follow the link 4. Request for a decision on action to be taken in respect of Immediate Detriment cases under the McCloud Sargeant Ruling  


2. How many operational staff is your service ‘over establishment’? 


For Operational (Rider) personnel, we are currently under established by 25. 


3. How many operational colleagues can retire (and/or reached 30 years of service) from now until October 2023? 


There are 71 possible retirements before October 2023. 

If you have any queries about this Freedom of Information request, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.  

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