Cambridgeshire Firefighters - Information for Pensioners
Pay dates and Payslips
The dates that your pension will be paid into your bank account are detailed below:
Payslips will continue to be issued every March, April and May.
After that, you will only receive a payslip when:
- there is a change in the net payment of £5.00 or more from the previous month,
- your tax code has changed
- you have a change of bank details
- you have a change of address
Will my pension increase?
Each year, the pension that you receive from us is usually increased in line with the cost of living. This is based on the Consumer Price Index as assessed over the previous year, to 30 September. The next increase to your pension is due to take place on 6 April 2020, at which point a 1.7% increase will be applied to your pension and pro-rated if you have not been receiving your pension for the full year.
Income Tax and your pension
If you are receiving your state pension, it is usual for HMRC to adjust your personal tax code, following the annual revaluation of those benefits. Usually, any new code issued will be applied in April or May and may result in a change to the amount of tax payable, by you, from your increased pension.
Enquiries concerning the validity of any new tax code should be referred to the address shown below. When corresponding with the tax authorities please quote reference 120/C50002 and your National Insurance number.
Pay As You Earn and Self Assessment
HM Revenue and Customs
P60s will be dispatched by the 31 May which is the statutory deadline set by HMRC.
Information for your next of kin
If you are dealing with the estate of a relative who receives a pension from us you should notify us as soon as possible of their death. This ensures any dependents’ benefits are paid promptly and also keep overpayments to a minimum.
We will need the following details of the pensioner:
- name, address and date of death
- National Insurance number
- Name and address of next of kin
- The name and address of the person dealing with the Estate, if not the next of kin
If you should have any queries concerning payment of your pension, dates of payment or tax code, or wish to change your home address, bank or building society details, please contact:
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service,
Telephone: 01480 444679/444543