This Government does not believe that industrial action is necessary. The pension on offer to firefighters is one of the most generous in the public sector.
After two years of discussions and improved terms firefighters will still get one of the most generous public service pensions – £26,000 a year, when including the £7,000 state pension. Someone in the private sector would have to contribute twice as much to get the same pension.
All 46 fire and rescue authorities in England have robust contingency plans.
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It will be another misty and cloudy start to the day.
Another rather cloudy day, with the easterly wind continuing to bring low cloud in from the North Sea.
Some mist and hill fog tonight. Brightening up on Thursday.