Agenda and minutes

Urgent Meeting, Pension Fund Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 6.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of interest

If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.

 

At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest or other significant interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter.  The Councillor must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken.

 

Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.

 

Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Standards Committee.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Delegating Decision-Making to the Chair pdf icon PDF 112 KB

This report recommends delegating decision-making to the Chair for a period of six months.

Minutes:

Phil Triggs, Director for Treasury and Pensions, introduced the report and explained why the delegation was necessary.

 

The Chair noted that the recommendation had been amended to the following:

 

“That the Pension Fund Sub-Committee delegate all decision-making to the Director for Treasury and Pensions, in consultation with the Chair, for a period of six months.”

 

Councillor Matt Thorley asked if the committee would discuss decisions informally before they were formally agreed by the Director for Treasury and Pensions in consultation with the Chair. The Chair said he would like to hold informal discussions with committee members before decisions were taken.

 

The amended recommendation was put to the vote and was unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Pension Fund Sub-Committee delegate all decision-making to the Director for Treasury and Pensions, in consultation with the Chair, for a period of six months.