Dear London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade),

How many LFB employees have been retired early to pension due to ill health?

How many of these have had their pension entitlement reassessed.

How many of these have had their pension reassessed twice?

How many have had their pension reassessed more than twice?

How much does it cost for an ill health reassessment from the brigade medical advisor? If there is not one fixed price, then what is the average cost per case?

How much does it cost for an IQMP to reassess each individual? If there is not one fixed price, then what is the average cost per case?

What budget does the BMA / IQMP costs come from?

How many retirees does LFB currently have a recommendation to reassess from a medical professional.

I look forward to your response,

Yours faithfully,

David Eason

London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Dear David,

Thank you for your request.

This will be considered under the FOIA.

As such we will respond within 20 working days.

Kind Regards,

Kind Regards

Joel Yohou
Business Intelligence

London Fire Brigade
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London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Dear David,

Thank you for your email, received 25 July 2019, in relation to LFB employees that have retired early due to ill health.

Please find our response to your queries as below:

1.) How many LFB employees have been retired early to pension due to ill health?

Our People Services department have provided us with the figures below:

Year No of Ill Health retirements
2010/11 6
2011/12 20
2012/13 12
2013/14 14
2014/15 9
2015/16 8
2016/17 6
2017/18 8
2018/19 10
Total 93

2.) How many of these have had their pension entitlement reassessed.
3.) How many of these have had their pension reassessed twice?
4.) How many have had their pension reassessed more than twice?
8.) How many retirees does LFB currently have a recommendation to reassess from a medical professional.

We are currently still collating the information to respond to your questions 2 - 4, and 8. We have been informed by our People Services department that this information is not available in an easily reportable format. However, we should be able to update you further on our collation process next week.

5.) How much does it cost for an ill health reassessment from the brigade medical advisor? If there is not one fixed price, then what is the average cost per case?
6.) How much does it cost for an IQMP to reassess each individual? If there is not one fixed price, then what is the average cost per case?

An ill health re-assessment costs the same as a primary assessment. Whilst we can confirm we hold the details of the cost of an IQMP assessment, we currently consider this information commercially sensitive under section 43 of the FOIA and therefore exempt from release. Section 43 requires that we consider whether there is a public interest in disclosing the withheld materials, but we are of the view that the public interest is best served by the Authority being able to secure the best terms and prices for its contracts, which means keeping the financial details of such agreements confidential.

Our readily available contract register information is held within the London Data Store. The contract register can be accessed here: https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/lfepa... and is updated quarterly.

7.) What budget does the BMA / IQMP costs come from?
The costs come from the People Services budget.

I hope you find the information we have provided of use. We shall update you next week in relation to questions 2-4 and 8, in the interim, should you have any further questions please do let me know.

This request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If you are dissatisfied by this response you can request an internal review by writing to the Head of Information Management at the address below (or email [email address]).

Further information about your information rights (including how to raise a concern or make a compliant) is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office on their website at www.ico.org.uk or by writing to them at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Kind regards,

Zoe

Zoe Hughes
Information Access

London Fire Brigade
169 Union Street London SE1 0LL
T 020 8555 1200 x31075
E [email address]

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Dear London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)'s handling of my FOI request 'Ill health pension reassesments'.

The information requested is long overdue.
Please could you supply me with the information/

Dave Eason

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

David Eason

London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Dear Dave,

I’m sorry our original response did not meet your information needs.

As a result this will be passed to the Head of Information Management to conduct an internal review into the handling of the request and my response (ref FOIA4540.2).

Whilst there is no official timeframe for conducting a review, good practice from the ICO expects reviews to be completed within 20 working days of receipt.

If you have any further questions during this time do let me know.

Kind regards,

Zoe Hughes
Information Access

London Fire Brigade
169 Union Street London SE1 0LL
T 020 8555 1200 x31075
E [email address]

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London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Dear David,

Our People Services department have provided the outstanding information in relation to LFB employees that have retired early due to ill health.

For completeness, please see the full response to your original FOI request (FOIA4540.1) below:

1.) How many LFB employees have been retired early to pension due to ill health?

Our People Services department have provided us with the figures below:

Year No of Ill Health retirements
2010/11 6
2011/12 20
2012/13 12
2013/14 14
2014/15 9
2015/16 8
2016/17 6
2017/18 8
2018/19 10
Total 93

2.) How many of these have had their pension entitlement reassessed.
20 of the 93 individuals, who have been retired early due to ill health, have had their pension entitlement reassessed.

3.) How many of these have had their pension reassessed twice?
11 of the 93 individuals, who have been retired early due to ill health, have had their pension entitlement reassessed twice.

4.) How many have had their pension reassessed more than twice?
Two of the 93 individuals, who have been retired early due to ill health, have had their pension entitlement reassessed more than twice.

8.) How many retirees does LFB currently have a recommendation to reassess from a medical professional.
There are nine retirees that the LFB currently have a recommendation to reassess within the next 5 years (as at 18/09/2019).

5.) How much does it cost for an ill health reassessment from the brigade medical advisor? If there is not one fixed price, then what is the average cost per case?
6.) How much does it cost for an IQMP to reassess each individual? If there is not one fixed price, then what is the average cost per case?

For question 5.) and 6.): An ill health re-assessment costs the same as a primary assessment. Whilst we can confirm we hold the details of the cost of an IQMP assessment, we currently consider this information commercially sensitive under section 43 of the FOIA and therefore exempt from release. Section 43 requires that we consider whether there is a public interest in disclosing the withheld materials, but we are of the view that the public interest is best served by the Authority being able to secure the best terms and prices for its contracts, which means keeping the financial details of such agreements confidential.

Our readily available contract register information is held within the London Data Store. The contract register can be accessed here: https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/lfepa... and is updated quarterly.

7.) What budget does the BMA / IQMP costs come from?
The costs come from the People Services budget.

I hope you this now concludes your request. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

I must remind you that further information about your information rights (including how to raise a concern or make a compliant) is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office on their website at www.ico.org.uk or by writing to them at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Kind regards,

Zoe

Zoe Hughes
Information Access

London Fire Brigade
169 Union Street London SE1 0LL
T 020 8555 1200 x31075
E [email address]

london-fire.gov.uk

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