Scheme governance, management, administration, transparency, and accountability

At the national level the LGPS is governed by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the LGPS Advisory Board. The LGPS has to take account of guidance issued by the Pensions Regulator and Pensions Ombudsman determinations.

The investment and management of LGPS assets, the collection of employer and employee contributions, and payment of pension benefits is the responsibility of LGPS administering authorities.

The DCLG issues statutory guidance and each administering authority is required to publish a governance compliance statement and explain any non-compliance. Each administering authority is subject to an annual external audit and has to publish an audited financial statements and annual report.

The role of the Scheme Advisory Board is to help and support DCLG and administering authorities fulfil their statutory duties and obligations. Training has been delivered to the Board on an ongoing basis at its meetings and through its professional advisers and attendance at LGPS conferences and other events.

Board membership and meeting attendance

Name 1 Jun 2015 13 July 2015 21 Sept 2015 25 Jan 2016 23 Mar 2016
Joanne Segars (Chair) Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Cllr Kieran Quinn Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cllr Ian Bond Yes Apologies - - -
Cllr Denise Le Gal Yes Yes Yes Apologies Yes
Cllr Michael Adam - - Yes Yes Apologies
Cllr Mary Barnett Yes Yes Apologies Yes Yes
Cllr Roger Phillips Yes Yes Yes Yes (Chair)
Emelda Nicolroy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jon Richards Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chris Tansley Apologies Apologies Yes Yes Yes
Brian Strutton Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Garry Warwick Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fiona Farmer Yes Yes Apologies Yes Yes
Dick Banks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Administering authorities

At the local level, each LGPS fund is administered by its administering authority. From 1st April 2015, under the provisions of section 5 of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 and regulation 106 of the LGPS Regulations 2013 (as amended) each administering authority must establish a Local Pension Board.

To assist in the establishment of these Boards, the Shadow Scheme Advisory Board (SSAB) has developed guidance on the creation and operation of Local Pension Boards for Administering Authorities. Information on Local Pension Boards will be added to this website when available.

Pension Fund name

Key

Administering authority

Avon Pension Fund

U

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Barking and Dagenham Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Barnet Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Barnet

Bedfordshire Pension Fund

U

Bedford Borough Council

Berkshire Pension Fund

U

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Bexley Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Bexley

Brent Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Brent

Bromley Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Bromley

Buckinghamshire Pension Fund

CC

Buckinghamshire County Council

Cambridgeshire Pension Fund

CC

Cambridgeshire County Council

Camden Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Camden

Cardiff Pension Fund

W

City of Cardiff Council

Cheshire Pension Fund

U

Cheshire West and Chester Council

City of London Corporation Pension Fund

O

City of London Corporation

City of Westminster Pension Fund

LB

Westminster City Council

Clwyd Pension Fund

W

Flintshire County Council

Cornwall Pension Fund

U

Cornwall Council

Croydon Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Croydon

Cumbria Pension Fund

CC

Cumbria County Council

Derbyshire Pension Fund

CC

Derbyshire County Council

Devon Pension Fund

CC

Devon County Council

Dorset Pension Fund

CC

Dorset County Council

Durham Pension Fund

U

Durham County Council

Dyfed Pension Fund

W

Carmarthenshire County Council

Ealing Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Ealing

East Riding Pension Fund

U

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

East Sussex Pension Fund

CC

East Sussex County Council

Enfield Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Enfield

Environment Agency - active Pension Fund

O

The Environment Agency

Environment Agency - closed Pension Fund

O

The Environment Agency

Essex Pension Fund

CC

Essex County Council

Gloucestershire Pension Fund

CC

Gloucestershire County Council

Greater Gwent (Torfaen) Pension Fund

W

Torfaen County Borough Council

Greater Manchester Pension Fund

M

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Greenwich Pension Fund

LB

Royal Borough of Greenwich

Gwynedd Pension Fund

W

Gwynedd Council

Hackney Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Hackney

Hammersmith and Fulham Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Hampshire Pension Fund

CC

Hampshire County Council

Haringey Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Haringey

Harrow Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Harrow

Havering Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Havering

Hertfordshire Pension Fund

CC

Hertfordshire County Council

Hillingdon Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Hillingdon

Hounslow Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Hounslow

Isle of Wight Pension Fund

U

Isle of Wight Council

Islington Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Islington

Kensington and Chelsea Pension Fund

LB

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Kent Pension Fund

CC

Kent County Council

Kingston upon Thames Pension Fund

LB

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Lambeth Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Lambeth

Lancashire Pension Fund

CC

Lancashire County Council

Leicestershire Pension Fund

CC

Leicestershire County Council

Lewisham Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Lewisham

Lincolnshire Pension Fund

CC

Lincolnshire County Council

London Pensions Fund Authority Pension Fund

O

London Pensions Fund Authority

Merseyside Pension Fund

M

Wirral Council

Merton Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Merton

Newham Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Newham

Norfolk Pension Fund

CC

Norfolk County Council

North Yorkshire Pension Fund

CC

North Yorkshire County Council

Northamptonshire Pension Fund

CC

Northamptonshire County Council

Northumberland Pension Fund

U

Northumberland County Council

Nottinghamshire Pension Fund

CC

Nottinghamshire County Council

Oxfordshire Pension Fund

CC

Oxfordshire County Council

Powys Pension Fund

W

Powys County Council

Redbridge Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Redbridge

Rhondda Cynon Taf Pension Fund

W

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Richmond Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Shropshire Pension Fund

U

Shropshire Council

Somerset Pension Fund

CC

Somerset County Council

South Yorkshire Pension Fund

M

South Yorkshire Pensions Authority

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Pension Fund

O

South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority
(Sheffield City Region Combined Authority)

Southwark Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Southwark

Staffordshire Pension Fund

CC

Staffordshire County Council

Suffolk Pension Fund

CC

Suffolk County Council

Surrey Pension Fund

CC

Surrey County Council

Sutton Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Sutton

Swansea Pension Fund

W

City & County of Swansea

Teesside Pension Fund

U

Middlesbrough Council

Tower Hamlets Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Tyne and Wear Pension Fund

M

South Tyneside Council

Waltham Forest Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Wandsworth Pension Fund

LB

London Borough of Wandsworth

Warwickshire Pension Fund

CC

Warwickshire County Council

West Midlands Pension Fund

M

Wolverhampton City Council

West Midlands Passenger Transport Pension Fund

O

West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority

West Sussex Pension Fund

CC

West Sussex County Council

West Yorkshire Pension Fund

M

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Wiltshire Pension Fund

U

Wiltshire Council

Worcestershire Pension Fund

CC

Worcestershire County Council