Decision details

Feedback from members of the Board on pension related training, conferences and events.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Purpose:

This report lists internal/external pension related training which members of the Board have attended since the last meeting and gives individuals an opportunity to provide feedback.

Decisions:

The Chair informed the Board that he had attended the recent LGPS Governance Conference and highlighted the following:

 

  Representatives from each of the four Actuaries on the panel had put forward one suggestion each on how to make the valuation process less complex and to mitigate the unexpected consequences of the cost cap exercise. The Government Actuary Department representative (in the audience) agreed to take them away and consider.

  The Local Government Pension Scheme was due to be given a new template for the measurement of costs and the intention was to establish a similar template for all Pension Funds.

 

  The Pension Regulator and Pensions Ombudsman had signed an agreement to facilitate closer working in the future.

 

  Speakers had referred to lessons to be learnt from recent cases involving other Funds, including a death payment where the most recent guidance had not been followed and a scam regarding a transfer statement. 

 

Mr Neville informed the meeting that since the agenda had been circulated there had been an additional Workshop on the 23rd January 2019 in relation to Responsible Investment attended by Y Moult, K Haig and K Wallbank which had been well received.

 

Resolved: That the feedback on conferences and events attended by Board members as set out above is noted.

 

Report author: Mike Neville

Date of decision: 29/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 29/01/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

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