Neil Buxton, Technical Specialist presented this report which informed the Board that all pension schemes were required by the Pensions Act 1995 and thePension Regulator to have in place a formal dispute resolution procedure. Similarly, the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations required scheme employers and administering authorities to have formal procedures in place to address and resolve any grievances from scheme members and other interested parties in how their membership of the scheme or how their benefit entitlement was dealt with either by their employer or the administering authority. As the County Council had been reviewing its internal processes, the opportunity was taken to review the Fund’s process in tandem. Following this meeting, the procedure would be presented to Staff and Pensions Committee for approval.
Resolved – that the Board noted the report