Agenda and minutes

Pensions Board
Friday, 8th December, 2017 1.00 pm

Venue: Ivanovo Room - County Buildings. View directions

Contact: Mike Bradbury  Email: michael.bradbury@staffordshire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

19.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

20.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 20 October 2017 pdf icon PDF 339 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 20 October 2017 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

21.

Training - Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure

Presentation by Ian Colvin, Hymans Robertson

Minutes:

The Board received a presentation from Ian Colvin of Hymans Robertson on Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures (IDRPs).

 

The presentation covered a range of issues including:

 

  • The basic process

 

  • Decision making in the LGPS:
    • First Instance Decisions
    • Stage 1 Appeal
    • Stage 2 Appeal
    • The role of the Pensions Advisory Service
    • The Pensions Ombudsman

 

  • IDRP in the real world
    • What often goes wrong
    • Ill health IDRPs
    • Case studies

 

·         Lessons learned

 

In response to a question from the Chairman as to how data relating to the number of disputes dealt with by the Administering Authority was recorded and whether this information could be made available to the Board, the Director of Finance and Resources indicated that the information was recorded in the Breaches Log and in the Fund’s Annual Report and Accounts.

 

RESOLVED – That Mr Colvin be thanked for his presentation.

22.

Matters arising from the meeting of the Pensions Committee (including the minutes of the Pensions Panel):

·         Pensions Committee – Minutes of the meeting held on 20 October 2017 (including the minutes of the meeting of the Pensions Panel held on 5 September 2017).

·         Pensions Committee – Meeting held on 8 December 2017

Minutes:

There were no matters arising on this occasion.

23.

Risk Register

Oral Update

Minutes:

The Chairman suggested that Corrina Bradley and Christina Washington be invited to attend the next meeting of the Officer Risk Working Group.

 

RESOLVED –That the Director of Finance and Resources be requested to extend an invitation to Corrina Bradley and Christina Washington to attend the next meeting of the Officer Risk Working Group.

 

24.

Dates of Future Meetings

·         16 March 2018

Minutes:

·         Friday, 16 March 2018 at 1:00pm

25.

Exclusion of the Public

The Chairman to move:-

 

‘That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) indicated below’.

 

PART TWO

Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) indicated below’

 

PART TWO

 

The Board then proceeded to consider the following matters:

 

26.

Exempt minutes of the meeting held on 20 October 2017

(Exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

(Exemption paragraph 3)

27.

Exempt Matters Arising from the meeting of the Pensions Committee (including the minutes of the Pensions Panel)

(Exemption paragraph 3)

 

·         Pensions Committee – Exempt Minutes of the meeting held on 20 October 2017 (including the exempt minutes of the meeting of the Pensions Panel held on 5 September 2017).

·         Pensions Committee – Meeting held on 8 December 2017

 

Minutes:

(Exemption paragraph 3)