Decision details

Chairs report on the Lancashire Local Pension Board Appraisal.

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Decisions:

The Chair presented his report on the findings of the series of one to one meetings with members of the Board, Officers and the Chair of the Pension Fund Committee to discuss the operation of the Board over the last 12 months.

 

During consideration of the report clarification was sought regarding difficulties which some Board members had experienced when accessing the online secure Pensions Library. The Board also noted that the resignation of Mr R Harvey would leave a single Board member with responsibility for taking a lead on 'Investment Policy documents' and 'service providers governance'.

 

Resolved:

 

1.  That the trial of allocating particular areas of Board activity to selected Board members (as set out in the table below) be continued and individual members asked to take formal responsibility for leading discussions at future meetings.

 

Area

Includes

Members

Compliance with regulations and statutory guidance

TPR, LGPS, regulations

KH, CG

Communications

Engagement, Comms policy

CW, KW

Administration

KPIs, ABSs, admin breaches

YM, ST

IT

Fraud control, data protection, cyber

CW, Vacancy

Investment policy documents

ISS, Actuarial report, RI

ST, Vacancy

Service providers governance

LPP, custodian, audit

TP, Vacancy

Risk

Risk Register

CG, Vacancy

 

2.  That the Head of Fund be requested to notify members of the Board of any opportunities to either give presentations or write short articles in newsletters in order to publicise the role of the Pension Board.

 

3.  That arrangements be made for briefing sessions to be held at 1.30pm ahead of the Board meetings specified below

9th July, 2019 - record-keeping and reporting breaches of law.

21st April, 2020 - the legal and regulatory structure of the Fund.

 

4.  That arrangements be made for a social lunch at 1.00pm on the 15th October 2019 ahead of the scheduled meeting of the Board.

 

5.  That Mr Neville contact all members of the Board to ensure that they are able to access the information/guidance held in the secure Pensions Library.

 

6.  That at least one Employer representative and one Scheme Member representative from the Board be included among the interviewees when the Balanced Scorecard Report to evaluate the Local Pension Partnership’s activities is conducted.

 

7.  That Officers be asked to include a review of the administration KPIs provided by the Local Pension Partnership in the 2019 Workplan for the Board.

 

Date of decision: 30/04/2019

Decided at meeting: 30/04/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

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