Issue - meetings
An item of urgent business may only be considered under this heading where, by reason of special circumstances to be recorded in the minutes, the Chair of the meeting is of the opinion that the item should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency. Wherever possible, the Chief Executive should be given advance warning of any Member's intention to raise a matter under this heading.
Kathryn Haigh raised the issue of the payment of death in service lump sums where no nomination had been made by the deceased. A particular instance had been brought to her attention where it had taken almost six months for a payment to be made to the next of kin.
The Head of Fund agreed to raise the issue with Your Pension Service in LPPL with a view to considering how best to raise the profile of the importance of completing death benefit nominations.
Resolved: - That the action proposed, as set out above, be noted and supported.