Meeting documents

SCC Somerset Pensions Board
Friday, 8th April, 2022 10.00 am

  • Meeting of Somerset Pensions Board, Friday 8th April 2022 10.00 am (Item 115.)

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.


Mr Harris announced that this is his last Pensions Board meeting, as he will be moving to another position, and there will be a replacement for his current role.


Mr Milne noted that the next scheduled meeting will take place on 8 July 2022; it might be at County Hall, as the full Council meeting on 25 May will make a decision on whether meetings will continue to be held virtually or return to in-person.  The Clerk of the Pensions Board and Committee (T Brazier) will keep all members advised of the decision.


There will be a series of training sessions for new Councillors; the session for the Pensions Committee will be held on 27 May 2022.  The same material will be used as in the previous training already provided to Board members.  Appointments to committees will be discussed at the full Council meeting, although some may not be made until after the meeting.  The question of whom will be appointed to any particular committee will depend on the majority party or a potential ‘hung’ Council, and it is very complicated.  One thing that is known is that members of the Pensions Committee should not have executive roles.  The Chair enquired if the Board could provide guidance on what skills and knowledge are needed to sit on the Pensions Committee; Mr Sweet said that any Councillor would be taken and any potential skills gap dealt with, as in his opinion it was better to have someone with a keen interest rather than someone experienced who is not as interested.


The Chair thanked all those present for attending and closed the meeting. The date of the next meeting will be 8 July 2022.