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Local Pension Board

Delegated Powers

The Authority’s Local Pension Board was established on 1 April 2015 in accordance with statutory requirements set out in the Public Service Pensions Act 2013.

The Board will be responsible for ensuring that good standards of governance are achieved and maintained in the implementation and application of the Firefighters’ Pension Schemes.  A copy of the Board’s latest Annual Report can be found by clicking on the relevant tab below.

The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority Local Pension Board comprises six members: 3 Scheme Manager (employer) and 3 Scheme Member (2 x current / retired / deferred employee and 1 x representative of the Fire Brigades’ Union) representatives.


Scheme Manager

Scheme Member

Cllr P Harrand P Drinkwater
Cllr A Wenham (Vice Chair) C Lawton (Chair)
J Roberts J Davies


Meetings – Agendas and Minutes

Meeting 24 July 2020

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

Meeting of the Local Pension Board to be held on Friday 24 July 2020 at 11:30am via Microsoft Teams




1     Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair 2020 – 21

Link to report


2     Membership of the Local Pension Board 2020 – 21

Link to report


3     Urgent items


4     Admission of the public

The Board is asked to consider whether, by resolution, to exclude the public from the meeting during the items of business marked with an ‘E’ reference, because of the possibility of the disclosure of exempt information.


5     Declarations of interest

To consider any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interest in relation to any item of business on the agenda.


6     Minutes of the previous meetings held on

a)   31 January 2020

b)   20 April 2020

Link to report


7     Terms of reference – annual review

Link to report


8     Local Pension Board Annual Report 2019 – 20

Link to report


9     Local Pension Board Activity report

Link to report


10    Scrutiny and review

  1. a) Discretions

  2. b) Pensions Breaches register

  3. c) Pensions Risk register

  4. d) Compliance deadlines

Link to report


11    Pension Ombudsman – update

Link to report


12    Legislative update

Link to report


13    Scheme Advisory Board Minutes

  1.  Local Pension Board Effectiveness Committee at a meeting held on 5 March 2020

Link to report


14    West Yorkshire Pension Fund – key performance indicators

Link to report


15    Administration strategy consultation

Link to report


16    Firefighter Pension Scheme bulletins 28 – 34

Link to report


17    COVID19 and the Firefighter Pension Schemes

Link to report



Agenda PDF Version
Reports PDF Version
Minutes PDF Version (Draft)

Meeting 22 January 2021

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

Meeting of the Local Pension Board to be held on Friday 22 January 2021 at 11:30am in the Training and Function Suite, Training Centre,  Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw.

Archived Meetings

This page contains links to the Agendas and Minutes of the Local Pension Board meetings from previous years:


5 July 2019  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

31 January 2020  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

20 April 2020 Minutes


6 July 2018  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

5 October 2018  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

11 January 2019  Agenda  Reports  Minutes


7 July 2017  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

12 January 2018  Agenda  Reports  Minutes


8 July 2016  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

13 January 2017  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

8 February 2017  Minutes


10 July 2015  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

25 September 2015  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

4 December  2015  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

26 February 2016  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

Declarations of Interest


Terms of Reference

Annual Reports