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    In the FPS 2006, the contributions that a firefighter will pay will depend on their pensionable pay. If they are part-time, their contributions will be based on the full-time equivalent rate of pensionable pay.

    There are nine different rates that are payable and a firefighter's whole time rate of pay will determine which single contribution rate they will pay.

    1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

    A table setting out the employee contribution rates is set out below:
    Whole Time Pay Percentage
    Up to and including £15,609
    8.5%
    More than £15,609 and up to and including £21,852
    9.4%
    More than £21,852 and up to and including £31,218
    10.4%
    More than £31,218 and up to and including £41,624
    10.9%
    More than £41,624 and up to and including £52,030
    11.2%
    More than £52,030 and up to and including £62,436
    11.3%
    More than £62,436 and up to and including £104,060
    11.7%
    More than £104,060 and up to and including £124,872
    12.1%
    More than £124,872
    12.5%

    It is worth noting that pension contributions are payable before tax and national insurance is taken from a member's pay. This means the true cost of the scheme is several percent less than the gross amounts stated above. A member's employer typically pays substantially more than the member towards funding their pension every year.