Agenda and minutes

Surrey Local Firefighters' Pension Board
Friday, 16 October 2015 2.00 pm

Venue: The Chapel at St David's, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Croydon Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0EJ

Contact: Andrew Spragg 

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

    To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests from Members in respect of any item to be considered at the meeting.

     

    Notes:

    ·         In line with the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012, declarations may relate to the interest of the member, or the member’s spouse or civil partner, or a person with whom the member is living as husband or wife, or a person with whom the member is living as if they were civil partners and the member is aware they have the interest.

    ·         Members need only disclose interests not currently listed on the Register of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.

    ·         Members must notify the Monitoring Officer of any interests disclosed at the meeting so they may be added to the Register.

    ·         Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest.

     

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

3.

QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS

    To receive any questions or petitions.

     

    Notes:

     

    1. The deadline for Member’s questions is 12.00pm four working days before the meeting (12 October 2015).

    2. The deadline for public questions is seven days before the meeting (9 October 2015).

    3. The deadline for petitions was 14 days before the meeting, and no petitions have been received.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    There were no questions or petitions.

4.

TERMS OF REFERENCE pdf icon PDF 199 KB

    The Board is asked to note its terms of reference (annex 1).

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Witnesses:

     

    Neil Mason, Senior Advisor (Pensions)

     

    Key points raised during the discussion:

     

    1.    The Board reviewed its terms of reference. The Vice-Chairman requested that Lindsey Shaw was invited to future meetings in an advisory capacity, as she had significant knowledge and experience of pension arrangements for fire-fighters.

     

    2.    The Board was asked to note that advice from Legal Services had clarified arrangements concerning the Chairman’s casting vote, and that this was reflected in the terms of reference.

     

    3.    The Board confirmed with officers that the relevant statutory documents were available on the pension scheme website.

     

    Resolved:

     

    That the Board:

     

    notes its terms of reference (annex 1).

     

    Actions/Further information to be provided:

     

    Link to the pension scheme website to be circulated to the Board.

     

5.

POLICY DOCUMENTS pdf icon PDF 192 KB

6.

ATTENDANCE AND KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING POLICY

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Witnesses:

    Neil Mason, Senior Advisor (Pensions)

     

    Key points raised during the discussion:

     

    1.    The Board was informed of the training required to comply with the attendance and knowledge and understanding policy. It was highlighted that the pensions regulator website was a useful resource and that the code of practice would assist Board members in completing their training.

     

    2.    The Board noted that the majority of its membership had attended the Fire Pension Board training organised by the Local Government Association.

     

    Resolved:

     

    The Board:

     

    notes its Attendance and Knowledge and Understanding Policy (annex 1) and Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy (annex 2).

     

    Actions/Further Information to be provided:

     

    The Vice-Chairman to brief Glynn Parry-Jones on the meeting and training requirements.

7.

DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING