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Cumbria LGPS Local Pension Board

This page lists the meetings for Cumbria LGPS Local Pension Board.

Information about Cumbria LGPS Local Pension Board

Purpose: To assist the Administering Authority of the Cumbria Local Government Pension Scheme to secure compliance with relevant regulations and legislation and the requirements of the Pensions Regulator in relation to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS); and to ensure the effective and efficient governance and administration of the LGPS.

 

Membership:

Employer representatives: Ian Stewart (Cumbria County Council); Vacant (District Council); Ruth Hunter (Other)

Employee representatives: Deidre Burnet (Pensioner), Jackie Franklin (Active member), Karen Thomson (Deferred member)

Contact information: Email: pensions@cumbria.gov.uk

 

Further Information

The Cumbria LGPS Local Pension Board (‘the Board’) is responsible for assisting the Administering Authority of the Cumbria Local Government Pension Scheme to secure compliance with relevant regulations and legislation and the requirements of the Pensions Regulator in relation to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS); and to ensure the effective and efficient governance and administration of the LGPS.

 

The Board is constituted under the Public Service Pension Act 2013 and the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) (Governance) Regulations 2014 and is therefore not subject to the requirements of s.101 of the Local Government Act 1972. The Board has no remit as a decision making body but is established to assist the Administration Authority fulfil its functions which shall be deemed to cover all aspects of governance and administration of the Pension Fund.

 

Membership of the Board

It is composed of:-

  • 3 employer representatives (allocated: 1 to Cumbria County Council, 1 to the Cumbrian District Councils, and 1 for all employers within the Cumbria Fund); and
  • 3 member representatives (selected to ensure all membership groups within the Fund are covered).

Details of current members of the Board:

·        Employer representatives: Ian Stewart (Cumbria County Council); Vacant (District Council); Ruth Hunter (Other - Police)

·        Employee representatives: Deidre Burnet (Pensioner), Jackie Franklin (Active), Karen Thomson (Deferred)

 

Agenda Papers

The agendas, minutes and reports for the meetings of the Board and also dates for future meetings are also available on the website. Meetings are open to the press and public. Occasionally, the Board may meet in private to discuss specific confidential matters.

 

Register of Interests and Code of Conduct

Prior to appointment to the Board all members are required to sign up to the Board’s Code of Conduct and Conflicts of Interest Policy.  As a body representing the public interest the Code of Conduct and Conflicts of Interest Policy of members of the Local Pension Board will be aligned to those applicable to members of the Pension Committee and are available here.

 

Further details of the work of the Board may be found in the Board’s Terms of Reference detailed at the link above.