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Key Decision definition: A key decision means an executive decision which is likely:

(a) to result in the council incurring expenditure which is, or the making of savings which are significant having regard to the council's budget for the service or function which the decision relates; or

(b) to be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards or electoral divisions in the area of the council.

For the purposes of (a) above, the threshold for "significant" is £1.6 million.

Decisions

06/06/2019 - Minutes of the Meeting held on 26th February 2019 ref: 17439    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee on Performance Improvement

Made at meeting: 06/06/2019 - Cabinet Committee on Performance Improvement

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 06/06/2019

Decision:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 February 2019 be confirmed and signed by the Chair.


09/07/2019 - Review of 2018/19 Training Record for Board members ref: 17368    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

The record of internal/external training undertaken by members of the Board in
2018/19.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

The Board considered a report on the 2018/19 Training Record which listed internal workshops, external conferences/seminars which members of the Board had attended over the year together with online training modules which they had completed.

 

Recommendation: That the 2018/19 Training Record, as set out in the Appendix to the report presented, is noted. 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


09/07/2019 - Pension service administration update ref: 17370    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

To provide an update on the pension administration service

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It was considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Jo Darbyshire, the newly appointed Director of Pensions Administration from the Local Pensions Partnership, gave the Board an overview of the pension administration service and an update on performance and stabilisation activity. In considering the report members of the Board recognised the improvements to the service to date and made a number of suggestions for further action.

 

Recommendations: 

 

1.  That the Board recognise the improvements to date in relation to performance and stabilisation of the pension administration service of the Local Pensions Partnership. 

 

2.  That the Service Level Agreement for the pension administration service be reviewed in order to ensure that it reflects the journey for members of the Fund.

 

3.  That the Director of Pensions Administration consider using the CfA Customer Service Excellence framework to identify examples of best practice, drive customer-focused change, evaluate the quality of the customer experience and steer future improvements of the pension administration service.

 

4.  That the recommendations of the Advisory Group on the pension administration service, as reported to the Board in April 2019, be forwarded to the Director of Pensions Administration for information.

 

5.  That future reporting on the performance of the pension administration service include a clear narrative regarding Key Performance Indicators and compliance with the Service Level Agreement.

 

6.  That the services available via My Pension Service Online be
publicised and employers engaged in encouraging members of the Fund to sign up to the facility in order to reduce demand on the Contact Centre.

 

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


09/07/2019 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 17369    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Recommendation: That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972, as indicated on each item. It is considered that in all the circumstances the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 


09/07/2019 - Update on Part II reports presented to the recent Pension Fund Committee ref: 17371    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Part II reports presented to the Pension Fund Committee on 29th March 2019

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It was considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

The Head of Fund presented a report on matters which had been considered by the Pension Fund Committee on the 21st June 2019 and highlighted the following.

 

Local Pensions Partnership Update to 31st March 2019 - the Board would have an opportunity to comment on a 5 year plan which would be presented to the Pension Fund Committee in November 2019.

 

Investment Panel Report - members of the Pension Fund Committee would be given a briefing on the risk framework and risk appetite for the Fund in advance of a report being presented to the meeting on the 20th September 2019. 

 

Risk Register - The Committee had considered the current risk summary document and risk register for the Fund and agreed that future reports should include a narrative for the movement of individual risk ratings in the risk summary document and an amended register to present information on individual risks in a clearer, more easily readable format. 

 

Recommendation: That the reports considered by the Pension Fund Committee on the 21st June 2019 under Part II of the agenda and the decisions taken, are noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


09/07/2019 - Lancashire County Pension Fund Breaches Log ref: 17372    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Summary of contribution and data breaches

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It was considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

The Governance and Risk Officer informed the meeting that for the period covered by the report there had been no breaches in relation to contribution payments and two data breaches, neither of which had been deemed significant enough to warrant reporting to the Information Commissioner.

 

Recommendation – That the update in relation to the Lancashire County Pension Fund Breaches Log up to 30th June 2019 is noted.

 

Lead officer: Mukhtar Master


09/07/2019 - Constitution, Membership and Terms of Reference of the Board ref: 17362    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

An update on the Constitution, Membership and Terms of Reference of the Lancashire Local Pension Board.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

The Chair welcomed Deborah Parker, who had recently been appointed by the County Council to fill the vacancy for a Scheme Member representative, to her first meeting. It was noted that a report on the review of the Terms of Reference was due to be presented to the Board in January 2020 and it was suggested that the review include consideration of amending the quorum for future meetings.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.  That the current constitution and membership of the Lancashire Local Pension Board, as set out below, is noted.

 

Mr W Bourne - Independent Chair

County Councillor C Wakeford - Employer representative (Lancashire County Council)

Mr T Pounder - Employer representative (Lancashire County Council)

Mr S Thompson - Employer representative (Unitary, City, Borough Councils and Police/Fire)

Mr C Gibson - Employer representative (Other Employers)

Ms K Haigh - Scheme member representative.

Ms Y Moult - Scheme member representative.

Mr K Wallbank - Scheme member representative.

Ms D Parker - Scheme member representative.

 

2.  That the current Terms of Reference of the Board, as referred to in the report presented and set out in the Minute Book, are noted.

 

Lead officer: Mike Neville


09/07/2019 - Minutes of the Last Meeting ref: 17363    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

With regard to item 6 it was reported that the scheduled briefing session on record keeping and reporting breaches of the law had been moved to 1.30pm on the 15th October 2019 to enable Mr Livesey from Mercers to give a presentation to the Board on the Actuarial Valuation of the Fund.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.  That the briefing session on record keeping and reporting breaches of the law scheduled for the 9th July now be held at 1.30pm ahead of the Board on the 15th October 2019.

 

2.  That the Minutes of the meeting held on the 30th April 2019 are confirmed as an accurate record and signed by the Chair.

 


09/07/2019 - Feedback from members of the Board on pension related training, conferences and events. ref: 17367    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Training events which members of the Board have received since the last meeting.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

A report was presented on pension related training which members of the Board had undertaken since the last meeting. Individual members gave feedback on their experiences at the events referred to in the report which were all considered to have been informative. It was also reported that Mr Thompson and Mrs Haigh had completed some online modules from the Pension Regulator Public Service Toolkit in addition to those referred to in the report and that the 2019/20 Training Record had been updated accordingly.

 

Recommendation: That the feedback given at the meeting on training received by members of the Board is noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


09/07/2019 - Draft Lancashire County Pension Fund Communications Policy ref: 17365    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

This report contains an initial draft update to the communications policy which the Lancashire Fund is required to produce under the terms of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Mr Wallbank, as the Lead Member on Communications, presented his views on the draft update to the communications policy for the Lancashire County Pension Fund as set out in the report. The Board recognised that the draft policy was still a work in progress and a final version would be presented to the Pension Fund Committee in November 2019.

 

Recommendation:  That members of the Board send any comments they may have on the draft new Communications Policy for the Local Government Pension Scheme to the Head of Fund so that they can be taken into account when preparing the final version for submission to the Pension Fund Committee in November 2019 for approval.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Smith


09/07/2019 - Regulatory Update ref: 17364    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Regular report setting out various pension related regulatory issues to assist members of the Pension Board .

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

The Head of Fund presented a report which updated the Board on the following pension regulatory matters.

 

·  Consultation on implementation of late retirement factors

·  Consultation on the local valuation cycle and management of employer risk

·  Consultation on the Fair Deal – strengthening pension protection.

·  Guidance in relation to the cost cap process and arising from the McCloud case.

·  Exit Payment reform

 

It was reported that the proposal for FE/HE institutions in England to no longer be required to offer membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme to new entrant non-teaching staff was not considered to be a significant issue in Lancashire. With regard to the McCloud legal case the Head of Fund reported that it was still unclear as to the impact the decision would have on the Local Government Pension Scheme.

 

Recommendation: That the updates on regulatory matters set out in the report and given at the meeting are noted.

 

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Smith


09/07/2019 - Update on Part I reports presented to the recent Pension Fund Committee ref: 17366    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Part I reports presented to Committee on the 21st June 2019

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

The Head of Fund presented a report on matters considered by the Pension Fund Committee on the 21st June 2019 under Part I of the agenda.

 

2018/19 Annual Report – It was recognised that there were some sections in the draft where text needed to be finalised and it was suggested that if members of the Board had any comments on the draft they should forward them to the Head of Fund.

 

Internal Audit Assurance – The Head of Fund confirmed that the Committee had been informed that the outstanding internal audits of the Local Pensions Partnership referred to in the report had been completed. In view of the update the Committee had agreed the Head of Internal Audit review the findings of all the audits and present a further report to the Committee in September 2019 in order to give an assurance on the administration and investment operations of the Partnership. It was also suggested that the Head of Fund meet with the Head of Internal Audit to discuss the concerns expressed by the Board with regard to the Key Performance Indicators for the Local Pensions Partnership which were not considered to reflect the experience of the Fund membership.

 

The Board noted the new branding for the Lancashire County Pension Fund which had been approved by the Committee.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.  That members of the Board forward any comments they may have on the draft 2018/19 Annual Report for the Lancashire County Pension Fund to the Head of Fund for consideration.

 

2.  That Chair raise the concerns of the Board regarding to the Key Performance Indicators for the Local Pensions Partnership, which were not considered to reflect the experience of the Fund membership, with the Chair of the Pension Fund Committee.

 

3.  That the reports considered by the Pension Fund Committee on the 21st June 2019 under Part I of the agenda and decisions taken are noted

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


05/09/2019 - Mobile Library Service - Evaluation of Consultation Results ref: 17334    Recommendations Approved

This report summarises the results of the consultation over the future of the mobile library service and proposes ten criteria to be applied when planning the future delivery of the service.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ian Watson


05/09/2019 - Future Viability of Thomas Whitham Sixth Form ref: 17328    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to undertake a formal consultation on the future viability of Thomas Whitham Sixth Form, Burnley. The report proposes a stage 1 consultation, to review the future viability of the school, due to concerns about the school's financial deficit position and the number of students accessing the provision, as requested by the school's governing body. The report identifies various factors being considered as part of the viability review, and sets out the process to be followed in relation to the stage 1 consultation process.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: Brierfield & Nelson West; Burnley Central East; Burnley Central West; Burnley North East; Burnley Rural; Burnley South West; Mid Rossendale; Nelson East; Pendle Central; Pendle Rural; Rossendale East; Rossendale West;

Lead officer: Sarah Hirst


05/09/2019 - Lancashire County Council (Various Roads, The Whole of Lancashire) (Permit Parking Order Amendment No 1) Order 201* ref: 17332    Recommendations Approved

Further to the centralisation of the Residential Permit Scheme administration into the highways service, it is proposed to standardise the prices of permits across the county.  Currently 11 of the 12 Lancashire districts have permit schemes within them with Preston and Lancaster also having 'pay & display' in the city centres.

 

The proposals contained within this report seek to move permits to a single price point and standardise the permit types available across the county to provide a fair and equitable service.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Peter Bell


05/09/2019 - Procurement Report - Request Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises ref: 17337    Recommendations Approved

In line with the county council's procurement rules this report sets out a recommendation to approve the commencement of the following procurement exercises:

 

(i)  Provision of a Framework Agreement for the lease of a Waste Transport Fleet for Lancashire Renewables Limited and

(ii)  Surface carriageway road planing – Framework Agreement.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner


05/09/2019 - Lancashire County Council (Akeman Close, Ermine Place, Foss Court, Hadrian Road, Mcdonalds Access Road, Pilgrims Way, Ryknild Way and Watling Close, Morecambe, Lancaster City) (Prohibition of Right Turn, Prohibition of Driving and No Entry) Order 20 ref: 17329    Recommendations Approved

Proposals to introduce Prohibition of Driving Except for access & No Right Turn, No Entry on 'McDonalds' access road were agreed by the Bay Gateway project team during their consultations and following local representations by the Divisional County Councillor but the supporting traffic orders were not advertised at the time. This proposal introduces those supporting Traffic Orders.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: Morecambe South;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


05/09/2019 - Organisational Development – Request to Commence Procurement Exercise ref: 17336    Recommendations Approved

In line with the county council's procurement rules, this report sets out a recommendation to commence a procurement exercise to appoint a partner to work with the council on organisational development with a focus on redesigning services around best practice and building/maintaining support for the most vulnerable in our communities.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Laura Sales


05/09/2019 - Lancashire County Council (Parliament Street, Greyhound Bridge Road and Morecambe Road, Lancaster, Lancaster City) (Bus Lane) Experimental Order 2018 ref: 17330    Recommendations Approved

Following the completion of the Bay Gateway an experimental traffic regulation order was introduced to provide a bus priority measure on Greyhound Bridge Road in the form of a dedicated bus lane for bus services whilst still retaining two lanes for all other traffic. The dedicated bus lane has been implemented to improve bus journey times and reliability of Bus Services travelling on Greyhound Bridge and therefore supporting sustainable travel.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster East; Skerton;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


05/09/2019 - Council Chamber Webcasting/Audio-Visual/Microphone Upgrade ref: 17327    Recommendations Approved

A report on the upgrade of the Council Chamber Webcasting, Audio-Visual and Microphone system.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Clare Joynson


05/09/2019 - Money Matters 2019/20 Position - Quarter 1 ref: 17335    Recommendations Approved

This report provides an update to Cabinet on the county council's 2019/20 revenue and capital financial position as at the end of June 2019 and an updated Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) covering the period 2020/21 to 2022/23. 

 

There is currently an unprecedented amount of uncertainty relating to future funding across local government. Accordingly significant assumptions are required to underpin our forecasts. While these can be made with reasonable confidence in the current year, over the medium term, with limited information, we rely heavily on advice from national bodies and discussion with peers. As a result of this uncertainty the MTFS has not, at this stage, been extended to 2023/24 as we would normally do.

 

The funding gap for 2020/21 has reduced to £5.895m. This is largely due to current information suggesting the continuation of the equivalent value of revenue support grant into 2020/21, although this remains to be confirmed. However the future forecast gap has increased to £64.755m by 2022/23 due primarily to increased pay costs and service demand pressures. Work continues to build on last year's service challenge work and a separate report is included on the agenda to address some of the outcomes from that initial phase 2 work.

 

In summary:

 

(i)  The 2019/20 revenue forecast outturn is £801.771m, representing a projected underspend of £0.506m (0.06%) of the agreed budget.

 

(ii)  The MTFS has been updated and revised upwards by £17.429m and now indicates a financial deficit of £64.755m in 2022/23.

 

(iii)The Council is forecast to hold a General Reserve against unforeseen issues of £23.437m representing c3% of net budget, which is unchanged from the previously reported position. 

 

(iv)The Council is forecast to hold £150.250m of uncommitted transitional reserve which is sufficient to meet the forecast gap through to 2022/23. 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Neil Kissock, Kate Lee


05/09/2019 - Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone - Procurement Strategy ref: 17338    Recommendations Approved

A report on the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone - Procurement Strategy.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner


05/09/2019 - Strategy for Libraries, Museums, Culture and Archives 2019 - 2024 ref: 17339    Recommendations Approved

This report presents the new strategy for Libraries, Museums, Culture and Archives for 2019 - 2024.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Julie Bell


05/09/2019 - Veterans Mental Health Funding in Fylde ref: 17352    Recommendations Approved

Veterans' health (especially mental health and social isolation) is a key public health issue, both nationally and locally.  County Councillor Alf Clempson, Champion for Armed Forces Veterans has requested a further £5,000 to support activity to improve veterans' health and wellbeing.

 

Following discussions between the Leader of the County Council, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, and relevant officers, it is proposed that £5,000 is added to the Champion for Armed Forces Veterans budget as a one off funding, with the intention of providing support to the local armed forces veterans group in Wyre. The Champion, as part of his remit, is required to provide an annual report to Cabinet on his activities and funding. It is expected that this report will include the outcomes achieved by utilisation of this funding for the veterans group.

 

The reason for urgency is to ensure that the local veterans group is able to continue its ongoing activities.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendations as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Fylde East; Fylde South; Fylde West; Poulton le Fylde;

Lead officer: Dr Sakthi Karunanithi


05/09/2019 - Market Position Statement for Lancashire Consultation Document ref: 17333    Recommendations Approved

The Market Position Statement ("the Statement") for Lancashire, attached at Appendix 'A', is a key document setting out the county council's intended ambition to work with providers and those who play a key role in providing care to Lancashire's adult population to shape and develop services that meet people's needs and wants, now and for the future. 

 

The Statement provides information on the context of providing services in Lancashire, the challenges, pressures and opportunities anticipated for the future, and the county council's overall intentions for the services the council wants to provide for Lancashire citizens. It signals the council's ambition to promote Lancashire as a great place for providers and developers to invest and innovate. It also sets out the desire to work with the market to encourage people to choose care as a career, where people are recognised for the important work that they do as part of a growing and valued workforce.

 

This consultation document is the foundation for more detailed profiles for each of the five Integrated Care Partnership areas, identifying the type and number of care options required to meet forecasted need. A series of consultation events, workshops and meetings over the coming weeks will engage with colleagues and stakeholders to seek feedback and undertake more detailed analysis.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report subject to the correction on page 314.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran, Clare Mattinson


05/09/2019 - Works to Operational Premises ref: 17341    Recommendations Approved

This report outlines the capital works required at three operational premises, in order to deliver remedial and repair works to address condition, and alteration works to address suitability. The report sets out the proposals for the works to be included in the capital programme during 2019/20. Appendix A, which sets out the details of the allocation of funding, is included in Part II of the agenda.

 

The report also sets out a proposal to declare the former Rosegrove Library, Burnley surplus to the county council's requirements.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Lead officer: Sue Haworth, Emma Pearse


05/09/2019 - Lancashire County Council (Various Roads, Chorley, Fylde, Lancaster, Preston, Ribble Valley, South Ribble and West Lancashire) (Revocations and Various Parking Restrictions November 2018 (No1)) Order 201* ref: 17331    Call In Request Received (request to be considered by Scrutiny Committee)

Following investigations and formal public consultation it is proposed to make a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to address anomalies in parking restrictions and to clarify, simplify and tidy up a number of discrepancies that have been identified in the Preston and Ribble Valley districts. In addition, new restrictions are proposed in the districts of Chorley, Fylde, Lancaster, Preston, South Ribble and West Lancashire. These restrictions will improve safety on the highway for all users and also provide some amenity parking.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: Chorley Rural East; Clayton with Whittle; Fylde East; Hoghton with Wheelton; Lancaster Central; Lancaster East; Lancaster Rural North; Lancaster South East; Longridge with Bowland; Lytham; Morecambe South; Ormskirk; Preston Central West; Preston City; Skelmersdale Central; Skerton; South Ribble East; St Annes North; St Annes South; West Lancashire West;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


05/09/2019 - The Outcomes of the Consultation on County Council Owned Traveller Sites ref: 17340    Recommendations Approved

The County Council own three Traveller sites, in Lancaster, Hyndburn and Preston. The City/Borough Councils undertake the day to day management of the sites on our behalf.

 

At the meeting of Full Council on 14 February 2019, it was proposed to declare the sites surplus to the County Council's needs, generating a saving of £131,000 relating to the maintenance and running costs, subject to the outcome of a full consultation on the proposal. 

 

This report outlines the results of the public consultation, and the equality analysis, ensuring cabinet is provided with appropriate information when considering the options.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as amended.

 

Divisions affected: Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors; Heysham; Preston Central West;

Lead officer: Gary Jones


04/09/2019 - Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund and Local Pinch Point Fund

This report requests cabinet approval of a proposed bid and expressions of interest to the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund and Local Pinch Point Fund announced by the Department for Transport on 24th July 2019

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/10/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Wilson

Notice of decision: 04/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


04/09/2019 - Works to Operational Premises

This report outlines the capital works required at operational premises, delivering suitability investment for operational delivery and also remedial, repair and health and safety works.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/11/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Emma Pearse

Notice of decision: 04/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons


04/09/2019 - Maximising Occupancy in Supported Housing

This policy sets out the council's approach to reviewing supported tenancies in which there are vacancies, and the procedure that will guide decisions about non-viable tenancies.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/11/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran

Notice of decision: 04/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


04/09/2019 - Request Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises

In line with the county council's procurement rules approval is requested to commence the following procurement exercises:

(i) Minor Adaptations Service
(ii) Crisis Services in North
(iii) M55 Project
(iv) M55 Earthworks
(v) Hire of Vehicles and Plant

(vi) Energy from Waste

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/10/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner

Notice of decision: 04/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


04/09/2019 - Cross-Border Placements: Approval of Adult Social Care Policies (Implementation of the Care Act 2014

Following the introduction of the Care Act 2014, the county council has undertaken to review all adult social care policies, procedures and guidance to ensure compliance. Two new policy documents are now presented to Cabinet for approval:

Ordinary Residence
Cross-Border Placements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/10/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran

Notice of decision: 04/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


23/07/2019 - Lancashire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Partnership- SEND Improvement Plan (updated Written Statement of Action) ref: 17235    For Determination

Update on the Lancashire SEND Partnership Improvement Programme including; progress on the Improvement Plan actions and planning activity for the local area re-inspection.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board

Made at meeting: 23/07/2019 - Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision published: 30/08/2019

Effective from: 23/07/2019

Decision:

Sian Rees, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Consultant, Lancashire County Council, reported on the progress following the inspection by Ofsted and Care Quality Commission in November 2017 to judge how effectively the special educational needs and disability reforms had been implemented, as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.  The inspection identified two fundamental failings and twelve areas of significant concern.

 

Partners in Lancashire were required to produce a Written Statement of Action, setting out the immediate priorities for action.  Progress on the implementation of these actions had been monitored by the Department for Education (DfE) and NHS England.  Formal review visits by the Department for Education and NHS England had taken place since April 2018 to consider the progress being made in line with the Written Statement of Action.  The Statement had been updated and any ongoing actions included in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Partnership Improvement Plan for the period April 2019 to December 2020.

 

The progress report for July will have details of review dates where timescales have been missed.  The report will be presented to the Special Educational Needs Partnership Board and will then come to the next meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board.

 

Resolved:  That the Health and Wellbeing Board:

 

i)  Received and considered the Special Educational Needs Improvement Plan, noting that this would continue to drive forward improvement over the next two years.

ii)  Considered the first assessment of progress on the newly implemented plan and would expect to receive regular updates at future meetings.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Helen Makinson


21/06/2019 - Lancashire County Pension Fund Performance Overview - March 2019 ref: 17316    Recommendations Approved

An update on the investment performance of the Fund

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


21/06/2019 - Local Pensions Partnership Update to 31 March 2019 ref: 17314    Recommendations Approved

To provide a update on LPP for the quarter to March 2019

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


21/06/2019 - Investment Panel Report ref: 17315    Recommendations Approved

An update of the work of the Investment Panel since the last committee meeting

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


21/06/2019 - Lancashire County Pension Fund Branding ref: 17313    Recommendations Approved

A report outlining the proposed branding that has been developed for LCPF.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Committee considered a report on the proposed new branding and logo for the Lancashire County Pension Fund. In response to a query the Head of Fund undertook to check with the branding agency to provide assurance that the proposed typeface and colour scheme complied with current guidance on clear print and accessibility.

 

Resolved: That, subject to confirmation of compliance with current guidance on clear print and accessibility, the proposed new branding and logo for the Lancashire County Pension Fund, as set out in the Appendix to the report presented, is approved.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Mukhtar Master


21/06/2019 - Lancashire County Pension Fund - Risk Register ref: 17317    Recommendations Approved

LCPF Risk Register update report.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Mukhtar Master


21/06/2019 - Feedback from members of the Committee on pension related training, conferences and events. ref: 17311    Recommendations Approved

An update on pension related conferences/seminars and internal training workshops which have been attended by individual members of the Committee since the last meeting

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

A report was presented on the attendance by members of the Committee at various internal/external pension related training events which had taken place since the last meeting. Individual members of the Committee gave feedback on their experience at the various events referred to in the report which were all considered informative and useful.

 

Resolved: That the report and feedback given at the meeting in relation to the training received by individual members of the Committee is noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


21/06/2019 - Review of Committee Member Training Record for 2018/19 ref: 17312    Recommendations Approved

The Training Record of internal/external training undertaken by members of the Committee in 2018/19.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Chair presented a report on the pension related training which members of the Committee had undertaken during 2018/19.

 

Resolved: That the 2018/19 Training Record, as set out at Appendix 'A' to the report presented, is noted.

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


21/06/2019 - Annual Administration Report 2018/19 ref: 17306    Recommendations Approved

In accordance with the arrangements for the provision of pension administration services to Lancashire County Pension Fund. an annual administration report is produced showing performance against standards and targets during 2018/19.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

A report was presented on the Annual Administration Report which had been produced in accordance with the arrangements for the provision of pension administration services to the Lancashire County Pension Fund and described performance against standards and targets over the year to the 31st March 2019.

 

The Committee discussed employer engagement, call waiting times for the dedicated contact centre and uptake of the My Pension Online facility and Jo Darbyshire, the Director of Administration at the Local Pensions Partnership gave an update on the administration service.

 

Resolved: That the report is noted and that future reports include more detail in relation to engagement activity with employers, a breakdown of the call category 'general enquiries' and activity to encourage members of the Fund to make greater use of the My Pension Online facility.  

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Smith


21/06/2019 - 2019 Valuation process and timetable ref: 17308    Recommendations Approved

The 2019 valuation of the Pension Fund, which determines future levels of employer contribution, is currently in progress and this report sets out the timetable to achieve the setting of new employer contribution rates which will take effect from 01 April 2020.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Head of Fund presented a report on the current triennial valuation timetable to achieve the setting of new employer contribution rates to take effect from the 1st April, 2020. It was noted that following the consultations the actuary's would provide an update to the Committee in November 2019 with a final report in March 2020, together with the updated Funding Strategy Statement and the new Investment Strategy Statement.

 

Resolved: That the timetable for the 2019 actuarial valuation, as set out in the report presented, is noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Smith


21/06/2019 - Consultation on changes to the Local Valuation Cycle and the Management of Employer Risk ref: 17307    Recommendations Approved

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government are consulting upon changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme regulations. in relation to the local valuation process and the management of employer risk. .

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Committee considered a report on a Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government consultation on proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme regulations in relation to moving from the current three year valuation cycle to a four year cycle with effect from 2024 together with issues concerning the management of employer risk.

 

Resolved: That the contents of the consultation, as set out in the report presented, are noted and members of the Committee are asked to forward any comments they may have on the proposed changes to the Head of Fund before the 12th July, 2019 so that they can be incorporated into a response which can be submitted before the 31st July, 2019 deadline.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Smith


21/06/2019 - Lancashire County Pension Fund draft Annual Report for the year ended 31st March 2019 ref: 17305    Recommendations Approved

Annual report of the Fund, for approval prior to publication.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Head of Fund presented a report on the draft Annual Report for the Lancashire County Pension Fund for the year ending 31st March 2019 which included the accounts of the Fund for the same period.

 

The Committee recognised that whilst there was still some sections in the draft Annual Report where text needed to be agreed the accounts had been finalised and, if agreed, would be presented to the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee on the 29th July 2019 for approval.

 

The Chair suggested that if members of the Committee had any comments on the draft Annual Report they should forward their comments to the Head of Fund before the 19th July 2019.

 

Resolved:

 

1.  That the accounts of the Fund, as set out in the draft Annual Report presented, are noted and recommended for approval to the Audit, Risk & Governance Committee on the 29th July 2019.

 

2.  That members of the Committee forward any comments they may have on the draft Annual Report to the head of Fund for consideration before the 19th July 2019.

 

3.  That a further report on the final version of the Lancashire County Pension Fund 2018/19 Annual Report be presented to the Committee on the 20th September 2019 for approval.

 

4.  That the Head of Fund liaise with colleagues at the Local Pensions Partnership to ensure that information on the Annual Report is publicised via the internet and newsletters to members of the Fund.

 

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Helen Gallacher


21/06/2019 - Internal Audit Assurance ref: 17303    Recommendations Approved

The Pension Fund Committee's terms of reference include a requirement to monitor internal audit reports relating to the Pension Fund: this report gives a summary of the work done during 2018/19 and planned for 2019/20 including that for Local Pensions Partnership Ltd by Deloitte LLP.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Head of Internal Audit presented a report which summarised the work undertaken during 2018/19 and confirmed that follow up action from the previous year had been completed and substantial assurance was given in relation to oversight of the Lancashire County Pension Fund.

 

In considering the report the Committee noted the work to date by the internal auditor appointed by the Local Pensions Partnership and that some planned audits had not been completed. The Chair reported that the outstanding audits had been discussed with the Partnership and confirmed that he had received written confirmation that all seven audits had been completed. In view of the update it was proposed that the Head of Internal Audit review the findings of all the audits and present a further report to the Committee in September 2019 in order to give the Council an assurance on the administration and Investment operations of the Partnership.

 

Resolved: That the Head of Internal Audit review the findings of all seven audits of the Local Pensions Partnership referred to in the report and present a further report to the Committee in September 2019 in order to give the Council an assurance on the administration and Investment operations of the Partnership.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ruth Lowry


21/06/2019 - Constitution, Membership and Terms of Reference ref: 17299    Recommendations Approved

The constitution, membership and terms of reference for the Committee

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Chair reported that the only change to the membership of the Committee was the appointment of County Councillor L Collinge (who had replaced County Councillor Miss Snape) and he congratulated County Councillor G Dowding on her recent election to the European Parliament.

 

Resolved:

 

1.  That the current membership of the Committee, as set out below, is noted

 

County Councillors (12)

 

J Burrows  T Martin

S Clarke   J Mein

L Collinge   E Pope (Chair)

G Dowding   A Riggott

C Edwards   A Schofield (Deputy Chair)

K Ellard   A Snowden

 

Voting co-opted members (7).

 

Mr P Crewe – Trade Unions

Mr J Tattersall – Trade Unions

Councillor M Smith – Blackpool Council

Councillor R Whittle – Blackburn with Darwen Council

Councillor D Borrow – District, Borough and City Councils

Councillor I Moran – District, Borough and City Councils

Ms J Eastham – Further Education and Higher Education Institutions.

 

2.  That the current Terms of Reference of the Committee, as set out in the Minute Book, is noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


21/06/2019 - Minutes of the Meeting held on the 29th March 2019 ref: 17300    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

Resolved: That the Minutes of the meeting held on the 29th March, 2019, are confirmed as an accurate record and signed by the Chair.

 


21/06/2019 - Lancashire County Pension Fund Risk Management Framework ref: 17310    Recommendations Approved

Presentation and summary of the new LCPF Risk Management Framework

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Committee considered a report on the updated Risk Management Framework which set out all the key processes and responsibilities for effective risk management in order to ensure compliance against all relevant Scheme guidance, regulation and legislation.

 

Resolved: That the updated Risk management Framework for the Lancashire County Pension Fund, as set out at Appendix 'A' to the report presented, is approved.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Mukhtar Master


21/06/2019 - Responsible Investment ref: 17309    Recommendations Approved

Responsible Investment update

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Head of Fund presented a report on how the Fund was supported to fulfil its commitment to long term responsible asset ownership in line with the Investment Strategy Statement and the Responsible Investment Policy.

 

In considering the report the Committee discussed disinvestment, lobbying and shareholder voting and it was suggested that future reports should provide more detail as to the outcome of voting by Local Pensions Partnership Investments. It was also noted that the establishment of a joint Working Group on Responsible Investment with the London Pensions Fund Authority had been delayed while the Authority reviewed its responsible investment policy. 

 

Resolved:

 

1.  That the update on responsible investment activity, as set out in the Appendix to the report presented, is noted.

 

2.  That with regard to Global Equities the Head of Responsible Investment at the Local Pensions Partnership be requested to investigate levels of expenditure by companies on lobbying Government and report back to a future meeting.

 

3.  That an update regarding the establishment of a joint Working Group on Responsible Investment with the London Pensions Fund Authority be presented to the next meeting.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Mukhtar Master


21/06/2019 - Annual Governance Statement 2018/19 ref: 17304    Recommendations Approved

To submit the annual statement to the committee for their consideration.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Head of Fund presented a report on the draft Annual Governance Statement for 2018/19 which reviewed the governance arrangements for 2018/2019 and highlighted actions planned for the coming year. In view of the discussion under the previous item in relation to the audit of the Local Pensions Partnership the Chair proposed that the draft Statement be approved and incorporated into the statement of accounts for the Fund.

 

Resolved:

 

1.  That the Annual Governance Statement for the Lancashire County Pension Fund, as set out at Appendix 'A' to the report presented, is approved.

 

2.  That the Head of Fund be authorised, in consultation with the Chair of the Committee, to make any necessary amendments to the Statement before its inclusion in the final statement of accounts.

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


21/06/2019 - Lancashire County Pension Fund 2018/19 financial and budget monitoring. ref: 17302    Recommendations Approved

Review of full year results and comparison with budget.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Head of Fund presented a report on the income and expenditure of the Lancashire County Pension Fund for the year ended 31st March, 2019, together with explanations for any significant variances between the budget and final position.

 

Resolved: That the analysis of variances between actual and budgeted financial results for the year ended 31st March 2019, as set out in the report presented, are noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Helen Gallacher


21/06/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board - Annual Report 2018/19 ref: 17301    Recommendations Approved

Approval of the 2018/19 Annual Report of the Lancashire Local Pension Board for inclusion in the Lancashire County Pension Fund Annual Report.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

Mr Bourne, the Chair of the Lancashire Local Pension Board, presented a report on the 2018/19 Annual Report which highlighted key activity undertaken by the Board during the year.

 

He informed the meeting that interviews would be held later in the day in relation to the current vacancy for a Scheme Member representative on the Board and referred to a previous recommendation by the Board for there to be an independent survey of employers satisfaction with the administration of the Fund as included in the Internal Audit Plan for 2019/20

 

Resolved: That the 2018/19 Annual Report of the Lancashire Local Pension Board, as set out at Appendix 'A' to the report presented is approved for inclusion in the Lancashire County Pension Fund Annual Report for 2018/19.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


22/07/2019 - Maintained Nursery Provision ref: 17255    Recommendations Approved

Progress update on working group

Decision Maker: Education Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 22/07/2019 - Education Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 22/07/2019

Decision:

The report presented provided an update on the financial position of Lancashire's maintained nursery schools.

 

Following the presentation of the report to the Committee, the following had been noted:

 

Lancashire's Maintained Nursery Schools had been asked to plan for a future without any sustainable funding due to the continuing funding pressures.

 

The current position of Lancashire's Maintained Nursery Schools, as well as the next steps for the council were provided to the Committee during the presentation. A copy of the presentation is set out in the minutes.

 

The Chair invited members' of the Committee to raise any questions on the information provided and the following had been clarified:

 

It was clarified that the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, the School's Forum and the Executive Director of Education and Children's Services had all separately written to the Minister to seek additional funding for Lancashire. It was the councils understanding that the Government would be carrying out a country wide review on the baseline funding available.

 

The number of children across the 24 Maintained Nursery Schools in Lancashire were provided to the Committee and it were noted that:

 

·  There were 458 out of 3584 children in Lancashire who were 2 years old; and

·  There were 2064 out of 21,926 children in Lancashire who were either 3 or 4 years old

 

Resolved: That;

 

  1. The information contained in the report be noted; and
  2. The financial position of maintained nursery schools and the support offered be noted.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Stephen Belbin, Andrew Good


22/07/2019 - Minutes of the meeting held on 26 March 2019 ref: 17257    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 22/07/2019 - Education Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 22/07/2019

Decision:

Resolved: The minutes from the meeting held on 26 March 2019 be confirmed and as an accurate record and signed by the Chair.


22/07/2019 - School Finance update ref: 17256    Recommendations Approved

Update from the December meeting
Special measures funding impact

Decision Maker: Education Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 22/07/2019 - Education Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 22/07/2019

Decision:

Andrew Good, Head of Service Financial Management (Development and Schools) presented a report that provided an update on Lancashire school finances and the support being provided for schools in financial difficulty.

 

Following the presentation of the report to the Committee, the following had been noted:

 

The total number of schools in deficit had fallen from 47 to 39 schools by the end of the 2018/19 financial year.

 

The number of Schools in Financial Deficit (SIFD) for both 2017/18 and 2018/19 was provided to the Committee, as detailed in the report. It was reported that the results were compared and showed a slight stabilisation with schools reducing their deficit.

 

In relation to the high needs block overspend, members were advised that discussions were underway with health authorities to support ongoing pressures through potential additional funding or enhanced provision.

 

Resolved: That, the report and the information provided be noted.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andrew Good


22/07/2019 - Early Years Education ref: 17254    Recommendations Approved

Overview of provision across Lancashire

Decision Maker: Education Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 22/07/2019 - Education Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 22/07/2019

Decision:

The Chair welcomed Paul Duckworth, Acting Head of Service for Education, Quality and Performance; Mel Foster, Operational Delivery Lead (Business & Early Years); Kate Dewhurst, Childcare Sufficiency Team Leader and Andrew Good, Head of Service Financial Management (Development and Schools) to the meeting.

 

The report presented provided information about Lancashire's providers of funded early education for 2, 3 and 4 year old children, including an update on the take up and the quality of provision.

 

Following the presentation of the report to the Committee, the following had been noted:

 

The take up of funded Early Year Education in Lancashire was above the national average and the take up remains high among 3 and 4 year old's.

 

It was reported that all Local Authorities have been advised of the Department for Education's (DfE) goal to halve the percentage of children leaving reception year without the communication, language and literacy skills they would need to thrive by 2028.

 

The Committee was informed of the next steps in providing Early Funded Education, as detailed in the report.

 

The Chair invited members' of the Committee to raise any questions on the information provided and the following had been clarified.

 

It was reported that due to the decline in number of children leaving reception year with a lower Good Level of Development (GLD) than the national average, the council had put several strategies in place to address the decline, both internal to the council and nationally.

 

In terms of the strategies internal to the council, this included:

 

·  Working more closely with the council's Early Education Consultant's team.

·  More focused work in priority areas.

·  The 1000 days Morecambe project, which works with families before birth and until the child is 2 years old.

·  The Healthier Fleetwood project, which works to ensure a child is school ready.

 

In term of the national projects, the council had accessed various projects such as:

 

·  The PACT (Parents and Children Together) project.

·  Working with the EasyPeasy App, which allows parents to promote learning while at home.

·  The Hanen programme, which is a language speech therapist and communication specialist.

 

Following a concern raised regarding the take up of the funding entitlement for eligible children the Committee was informed that the following work had been carried out:

 

·  A targeted social media campaign to encourage take up of places; and

·  Writing out to the families eligible for a place but who hadn't taken up a place, to make sure they were fully informed of the benefits the places could offer.

 

In relation to sufficiency of places, it was acknowledged that parental choice is a significant factor.  However, the sharing of good practice to assist schools with capacity is currently being considered.  The Committee requested more information on the sufficiency of places in the districts to be provided to all councillors to help to support and encourage parents to consider schools where there is capacity.

 

Further to this, it was suggested that taster sessions could be considered through the libraries and open days at nurseries with places to raise awareness and promote schools with capacity.

 

At this point in the meeting, County Councillor Munsif Dad declared a non-pecuniary interest that he is a Trustee on Adventure Hyndburn.

 

Resolved: That;

 

  i.  The information contained in the report be noted.

  ii.  The next steps be outlined be noted.

  iii.  All county councillors be provided with details on the local offer of early year's places for all districts including service planning areas to support the service and parents in the consideration of early year's providers where there is capacity.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Stephen Belbin


29/07/2019 - Treasury Management Activity Outturn 2018-19 ref: 17226    Recommendations Approved

A summary of the treasury management activity undertaken in 2018/19

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 29/07/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

Mike Jensen, Director of Investment for Financial Services presented the Treasury Management Activity Outturn 2018-19.

 

The following points were highlighted:

 

·  Global and national risk factors were likely to carry through to 2019/20 and beyond, and as such it was likely that the current treasury management strategy would continue to take advantage of short term borrowing given the low interest rates in the UK. A minor change had been made this year rebalancing the portfolio to include a small amount of longer term borrowing, as a shift in overall interest rates had made the differential between long term and short term borrowing costs much smaller. This was to mitigate the potential risk of the revocation of article 50 to leave the European Union which would have caused an increase in interest rate. The long term Lender Option Borrower Option (LOBO) loan had now been repaid on very favourable terms and the Council would continue to apply the short term borrowing policy which had proven very successful for the Council.

 

·  For the year ahead, it was anticipated that the interest rates in the UK would be cut further and this would allow the Council to take advantage of the lower rates via the short term borrowing policy.

 

·  Investment in long term holdings would continue and improvements in performance was likely if the interest rate was to further reduce as expected.

 

·  In general there had been a slight decline in the level of indebtedness in 2018/19 due to improved balance positions. This was expected to continue, with the overall level borrowing declining slightly.

 

·  It was noted that in the investment table on page 388 'bank deposit 5 years +' and 'bank & local authority deposits 5 years +' on page 390 should both read 'local authority deposits 5 years +'. Unsecured bank deposits were not made in order to maintain the Council's high quality credit profile, currently classed as AA.

 

·  The outturn for the year showed an under spend of £27.568 million. This was made up of changes to the minimum revenue provision and a better than budgeted treasury management performance of £16.792 million.

 

·  In response to a question, Mike Jensen gave his views on the potential implications of the different scenarios for leaving the European Union from a treasury management perspective.

 

Thanks were expressed to the Treasury Management team for the funds generated for the authority.

 

Resolved: That the report detailing the review of treasury management activities for 2018/19 be noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


29/07/2019 - Internal Audit Progress Report ref: 17220    Recommendations Approved

In the context of the committee's responsibility to consider updates on the Internal Audit Service's work including key findings, issues of concern and action being taken as a result of internal audit work, the committee is asked to consider the internal audit progress report and outcomes of the work for 2018/19 for the period to 30 June 2019.

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 29/07/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

Ruth Lowry, Head of Internal Audit, presented a report outlining the updates on the Internal Audit Service's work. The report included key findings, issues of concern and actions undertaken as a result of the work. The committee considered the final internal audit progress report and outcomes of the work for 2018/19 for the period to 30 June 2019.

 

It was highlighted that:

 

·  The internal audit annual report for 2018/19 had previously provided moderate assurance overall and this opinion continued to be supported by the audit results since then. There were just two pieces of work outstanding from 2018/19 regarding ICT controls which would be brought to the next meeting of this committee, along with 2019/20 audit work. 

 

·  The service areas in which the audit findings had concluded only limited assurance could be given were highlighted and the summary of findings for each was explained.

 

·  Local Pension Partnership Ltd (LPP) had to some degree anticipated the assessments made by its internal auditor, Deloitte, which had reported ineffective assurance in four out of the seven areas reported. The business was currently working through a period of significant adjustment and work was underway to address the issues raised. The audit results and actions to be taken to mitigate these would be reported to the Pension Fund Committee in September 2019.

 

In response to questions from members the following information was clarified:

 

·  Where limited assurance was given, actions to mitigate the risks were agreed between the internal auditor and the relevant manager/ head of service. The reports and action plans could be provided to members on request. All agreed actions would be then followed up to ensure they had been put in place or superseded and the resulting data would be reported to the committee.

 

·  The re-testing of the LPP functions providing limited assurance would be undertaken by Deloitte and the results would be reported to the Pension Fund committee. A senior manager from LPP would also attend that meeting to answer questions. A succinct update would be requested from the Pension Fund committee.

 

·  Some over payments to staff continued to occur but the systems in place supported the process effectively.  It was confirmed that moderate assurance was in place for this area of work, making this a low risk compared to other areas.

 

Resolved: That the Internal Audit progress report, as presented, be noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ruth Lowry


29/07/2019 - Chairman's Annual Report 2018/19 ref: 17228    Recommendations Approved

As part of a set of actions to improve effectiveness, the committee agreed that it should prepare an annual report of its activity to facilitate assessments of its effectiveness.


Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 29/07/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

The Chair presented the second Chairman's Annual Report 2018/19. Paul Bond, Head of Legal and Democratic Services, was thanked for his support in producing the report.

 

The training needs analysis that had been undertaken was highlighted, as was the resulting training sessions from both internal and external sources that were offered to committee members and to all County Councillors.

 

Resolved: That the Chairman's Annual Report, as presented, be noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Bond


29/07/2019 - Draft Committee Work Plan 2019/20 ref: 17229    Recommendations Approved

The draft work plan for the Committee for 2019/20.

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 29/07/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

Paul Bond, Head of Legal and Democratic Services, presented the draft committee work plan for 2019/20. It was explained that the work plan contained the standard items and other reports would be added as required.

 

Resolved: That the draft work plan for 2019/20, as set out at appendix A be noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Debra Jones


29/07/2019 - Constitution, Membership and Terms of Reference 2019/20 ref: 17218    Recommendations Approved

The Constitution, Membership and Terms of Reference of the Committee for 2019/20.

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 29/07/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

The Chair presented The Constitution, Membership and Terms of Reference of the committee for 2019/20. Attention was drawn to the statement of purpose within the terms of reference which stated that the primary function of the committee was to provide independent assurance via the independent review of the Council's governance, risk management and control frameworks. To do so, committee members should be objective and independent in their deliberations and decisions.

 

Resolved: That

 

(i)  The appointment of County Councillors Alan Schofield and Edward Nash as Chair and Deputy Chair respectively of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee for the 2019/20 municipal year be noted.

 

(ii)  The membership of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee for the 2019/20 municipal year, as set out in the report, and the terms of reference of the committee as set out at appendix A be noted.

 

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Debra Jones


29/07/2019 - External Audit - Lancashire County Pension Fund Audit Findings Report 2018/19 ref: 17224    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 29/07/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

Robin Baker, Director and Engagement Lead and Angela Pieri, Engagement Manager, representing Grant Thornton, the county council's external auditors, presented the audit findings for Lancashire County pension fund.

 

The following key messages were highlighted:

 

·  The report presented a summary of the findings and conclusions of the pension fund audit for 2018/19. There was a classification adjustment of the primary statements of £10.8 million which did not impact the bottom line figures.

 

·  All the required verifications of the various investments within the fund had been obtained.

 

·  As a result of the previously explained McCloud legal judgement, a £64 million increase had been made to the promised benefits note to reflect the most likely impact.

 

·  As with the Council's audit there had been good cooperation between the officers and the audit team.

 

·  Subject to the committee's approval, the auditor's intention was to issue an unqualified opinion on the financial statements of the pension fund for 2018/19. It was confirmed that an unmodified opinion would also be issued for the annual report and the annual governance statement.

 

Resolved: That the adjustments to the financial statements and the other issues raised by the auditor as set out in the report be noted.

 


29/07/2019 - Approval of the County Council and County Pension Fund Letters of Representation 2018/19 ref: 17222    Recommendations Approved

The Council's external auditors, Grant Thornton, are required to obtain written representations from those charged with governance and management of the County Council and Pension Fund on matters material to the financial statements where other appropriate audit evidence cannot reasonably be expected to exist.

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 29/07/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

Khadija Saeed, Head of Corporate Finance, presented the County Council and County Pension Fund Letters of Representation for 2018/19. Robin Baker, Director and Engagement Lead representing Grant Thornton the county council's external auditors, explained that these were standard letters that were reviewed and agreed by the external audit team before submission.

 

Resolved: That

 

(i)  The management representation letters at appendix A and appendix B be noted.

 

(ii)  It was agreed that they be signed by the Chief Financial Officer and the Chair of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee prior to being made available to the external auditor.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Khadija Saeed


29/07/2019 - Approval of the Council's Statement of Accounts 2018/19 ref: 17225    Recommendations Approved

Approval of the council's statement of accounts for the financial year 2018/19.

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 29/07/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

Khadija Saeed, Head of Corporate Finance, presented the Council's 2018/19 Statement of Accounts.

 

The following information was highlighted:

 

·  The accounts were published on the Council's website in May 2019. The main changes from then were detailed in the report and related predominately to the McCloud judgement and the impact of this on the accounts. In addition, as already discussed, the classification issue in relation to the investment management fees for the pension fund and the addition of the taxation figures of the LCDL group accounts.

 

·  In response to a question Abigail Leech, Head of Service for the Pension Fund, confirmed that the classification issue was related to new guidance from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) on providing more transparency on annual report disclosures with regard to investment management fees.

 

·  Members thanked officers and the audit team for the work in producing the accounts within shorter timescales and were pleased to note the final outturn figure that showed an underspend against the budget for the year.

 

Resolved: That the 2018/19 Statement of Accounts be approved.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Jeanette Moister


29/07/2019 - Internal / External Audit Protocol ref: 17221    Recommendations Approved

This protocol sets out how Lancashire County Council's Internal Audit Service and Grant Thornton as its external auditor work together, and establishes a framework for coordination, cooperation and exchange of information.

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 29/07/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

Ruth Lowry, Head of Internal Audit, presented the protocol setting out how Lancashire County Council's Internal Audit Service and Grant Thornton as its external auditor worked together, differentiated responsibilities and established a framework for coordination, cooperation and exchange of information. The protocol was last issued in 2017 and had been reviewed and revised to include references to the Lancashire Pension Fund and the consideration given by Grant Thornton to the head of internal audit's overall opinion.

 

Resolved: That the Internal / External Audit Protocol, as presented, be noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ruth Lowry


29/07/2019 - Minutes of the Meeting held on 20 May 2019 ref: 17219    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 29/07/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee held on 20 May 2019 be confirmed and signed by the Chair.

 

It was noted that an update regarding the Neighbourhood Wellbeing Grants from Josh Mynott, Democratic and Member Services Manager, had been circulated to all members and the substitute members for today's meeting.

 


29/07/2019 - External Audit - Lancashire County Council Audit Findings Report 2018/19 ref: 17223    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 29/07/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

Robin Baker, Director and Engagement Lead and Angela Pieri, Engagement Manager, representing Grant Thornton, the county council's external auditors, presented the audit findings for Lancashire County Council. The report at appendix A explained the overall findings of the external auditor in relation to the audit of the annual accounts of Lancashire County Council, the external auditor's proposed opinion on the accounts; and the value for money conclusion.

 

The following points were highlighted:

 

·  This was the standard annual report that was brought to the committee prior to the approval of the accounts and included the key findings and conclusions arising from the statutory audit of Lancashire County Council and the preparation of the financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2019.

 

·  All outstanding items were now completed and subject to the committee's approval, the auditor's intention was to issue an unqualified opinion confirming that the accounts presented a true and fair view of the Council's financial position.

 

·  With regard to the net pension fund liability of £1.2 billion, the auditors challenged and evaluated the work of the actuaries who assess this figure. The auditors had reviewed with officers the potential impact of a national legal case regarding age discrimination for judges and firefighters pension schemes (the McCloud judgement). This resulted in a £17.7 million increase in the pension liability. There was no impact to the useable reserves of the Council as a result of this.

 

·  The audit also looked at the external process of valuing land and buildings assets, which currently stood at just over £2 billion. Around 40% of assets had been revalued during the year. It was highlighted that there was a £3.5 million unadjusted error from 2017/18. There was no impact to the usable reserves of the Council as a result of this and there were no material errors that would impact on the auditor's unqualified opinion of the accounts.

 

·  The auditor's also reviewed the narrative report that set out the picture of the Council's financial position and the annual governance statement. This review confirmed that they were both reflective of the auditor's knowledge of the organisation and had been prepared in accordance with statutory guidance. The auditors could therefore issue a clean, unmodified audit opinion with respect to both these.

 

·  The auditors also looked at whether the Council made appropriate arrangements for ensuring value for money by making the best use of resources. As previously discussed, the internal audit was able to give an overall moderate assurance opinion which was a significant improvement on the position of previous years. On this basis the auditor would issue an unqualified value for money opinion confirming that the Council had appropriate arrangements in place. Detailed work had also been undertaken reviewing the financial sustainability of the Council. It was acknowledged that substantial savings had been made and this would need to be maintained in light of the continuing challenges faced. Progress with regard to this would be monitored going forward.

 

In response to questions the following information was clarified:

 

·  The auditing standards presumed two significant risks: management override of controls and improper revenue recognition.

 

·  The auditors' statutory powers included the power to issue a formal public report that the Council would have to publicly respond to. They could also seek a declaration in high court that an item in the accounts was contrary to law. The public also had the authority to question the auditor about the accounts and make formal objections. It was noted that these and previous years accounts cannot be certified as closed due to the ongoing police investigation.

 

·  Although Grant Thornton are the group auditors for Lancashire County Council the Council's companies are all individually audited. Grant Thornton liaise with and rely on the information the individual auditors provide for the final figures on the Council's balance sheet.

 

Resolved: That the adjustments to the financial statements and the other issues raised by the auditor set out in the report be noted.

 


29/07/2019 - Corporate Risk & Opportunity Register - Quarter 2 2019/20 ref: 17227    Recommendations Approved

The report sets out an updated Corporate Risk and Opportunity Register for Quarter 2. The Committee is asked to consider and comment upon it.

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 29/07/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

Paul Bond, Head of Legal and Democratic Services, presented an update of the Corporate Risk and Opportunities register for quarter two. It was noted that there were no additions or deletions to the register. 

 

Resolved: That the updated Corporate Risk and Opportunity Register as set out at appendix A be noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Bond


07/08/2019 - A582/B5253 South Ribble Western Distributor and Realignment of Footpath Network - Approval for use of powers and preparation of Various Orders and Schemes including Compulsory Purchase Order

Design work and the progression of the planning application is ongoing for widening the A582/B5253 South Ribble Western Distributor. To maintain programme milestones and to ensure the scheme can be delivered, it is essential that the County Council has possession of all the necessary land. Early contact has been made with the landowners however, agreement may not be achievable in time or at all in addition it is likely that there will be a few small areas where the land ownership is unknown. Consequently, it may be necessary to use Compulsory Purchase powers available to the County Council, in particular under the Highways Act 1980, to acquire the land.

Additionally a Side Roads Order under the Highways Act 1980 will also be required to enable alterations to be made to the existing highways and private means of access. Other Schemes and Orders under the Highways Act may also be required.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/10/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Marcus Hudson

Notice of decision: 07/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


07/08/2019 - Morecambe Bay Health and Care Partnership

To receive an update on the Bay Health and Care Partnership governance arrangements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/10/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dr Sakthi Karunanithi

Notice of decision: 07/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


Strategy Development.    Recommendations Approved


Outlook    Recommendations Approved


Recent Transitions.    Recommendations Approved


Macro Backdrop and Industry Update.    Recommendations Approved


LPP People Update    Recommendations Approved


Review of Asset Allocation Target and cash Flow Projections.    Recommendations Approved


Macro Backdrop and Industry Update.    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Funding and Performance report    Recommendations Approved


Date of Next Meeting    Recommendations Approved


Review of Reports presented to the Pension Fund Committee.    Recommendations Approved


Strategy Development.    Recommendations Approved


Funding and Performance Reports.    Recommendations Approved


Review of Asset Allocation Target and cash Flow Projections.    Recommendations Approved


Macro Backdrop and Industry Update.    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Review of Reports presented to the Pension Fund Committee.    Recommendations Approved


Strategy Development.    Recommendations Approved


Presentation by LPPI    Recommendations Approved


Review of Asset Allocation Target and cash Flow Projections.    Recommendations Approved


Macro Backdrop and Industry Update.    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Review of Reports being presented to the Pension Fund Committee    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Update from LPPI Investment Committee and agreed future attendance    Recommendations Approved


Funding and Performance Reports    Recommendations Approved


Review of Asset Allocation Target, Cash Flow Projections    Recommendations Approved


Macro Backdrop and Industry Update    Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);


Investment Panel - Future Arrangements    Recommendations Approved


Pension Fund Performance Reporting and Risk Management and Investment Context    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Review of Asset Allocation Target and cash Flow Projections.    Recommendations Approved


Funding and Performance Reports.    Recommendations Approved


Risk Framework and Monitoring    Recommendations Approved


Review of Assets (including any rebalancing or cash flow considerations).    Recommendations Approved


Review of Reports presented to the Pension Fund Committee.    Recommendations Approved


Review of Assets (including any rebalancing or cash flow considerations).    Recommendations Approved


Strategy Development    Recommendations Approved


Review of Reports presented to the Pension Fund Committee.    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Review of Asset Allocation Target and cash Flow Projections.    Recommendations Approved


LPP People Update    Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);


Funding and Performance Reports.    Recommendations Approved


Recent Transitions.    Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);


Strategy Development.    Recommendations Approved


Strategy Development    Recommendations Approved


Review of Reports presented to the Pension Fund Committee.    Recommendations Approved


Presentation by Mercers    Recommendations Approved


Funding and Performance Reports.    Recommendations Approved


Strategy Development    Recommendations Approved


Macro Backdrop and Industry Update.    Recommendations Approved


Review of Assets (including any rebalancing or cash flow considerations).    Recommendations Approved