Sutton Council Pensions Board 25 June 2020

Venue: Virtual Meeting – this meeting will be live streamed via the council’s YouTube account

Contact: Sharon Major, Committee Services Officer  Tel.: 020 8770 4383, Email:

Note: This meeting has moved from 24 June at 10am to 25 June at 10am at the request of the Chair


Declarations of interest  PDF 41 KB
1. Welcome and introductions
2. Apologies for absence
3. Declarations of interest
4. Minutes of the previous meeting  PDF 92 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings held on 27 June 2019, 10 October 2019, and 12 December 2019

Additional documents:

5. Pension Administration update  PDF 121 KB

The Pension Committee, at its meeting on 10 June 2020, will receive a pension administration update report. That report is presented to the Board for noting.

6. Review Responsible Investment Policy  PDF 141 KB

The Pension Committee at its meeting on 10 June 2020 received a report on the Responsible Investment policy and this report is circulated to the Board for reference.

7. Impact of Covid-19 on LBS Pension Fund  PDF 163 KB

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is being closely monitored by officers and by the Pensions Committee.

8. Training and National LGPS Knowledge Assessment  PDF 137 KB

Pension Board and Committee members are required to have appropriate knowledge and skills to perform their roles, and to undertake training as necessary to maintain and develop those skills over time. The National LGPS Knowledge Assessment is being undertaken by most LGPS schemes, and will enable Sutton to benchmark itself against both the CIPFA Skills and Knowledge framework and against other authorities

9. Update on Good Governance Review  PDF 135 KB

The Scheme Advisory Board and Hymans Robertson working groups published the Phase II update of the Good Governance in the LGPS review in November 2019.  A further report is due to clarify how these proposals will be implemented in practice.

Additional documents:

10. Pension Board Annual Report  PDF 117 KB

The Board were due to consider the Pension Board Annual Report at their March 2020 meeting which was cancelled due to Covid-19. This report presents to the Board a draft of its Annual Report 2019-2020 for consideration.

Additional documents:

11. Business Plan report  PDF 117 KB

The Pension Committee, at its meeting on 3 March, received a report on the Fund’s Business Plan from 2020 to 2023. The Board were due to review this at their March 2020 meeting which was cancelled due to Covid-19. This report presents to the Board the Fund’s Business Plan for 2020 to 2023.

Additional documents:

12. Review of work programme  PDF 126 KB

This report summarises the proposed work programme for the Board for the 2020/21 financial year.

13. Review of Risk Register  PDF 135 KB

This report provides a summary of the current version of the Risk Register.

Additional documents:

14. Review of the Pension Board Terms of Reference  PDF 127 KB

The Pension Board Terms of Reference include a provision that the Terms of Reference be reviewed at least every two years.  The last review was in July 2018, so a further review is due.

Additional documents:

15. Any urgent business

To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances (in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972).

16. Exclusion of the public and press

The following motion should be moved, seconded and approved if the committee wishes to exclude the public and press to deal with reports revealing exempt information:

That the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph X Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.


About Mark Gale

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