Pension Board


Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams


Thursday, 7 October 2021


10.00 am

Independent Chair : Mr David Portlock (Chairman - Independent Member (Non-voting))

Employer Representatives:  County Councillor Robert Baker (NYCC), Councillor Anne Hook (City of York Council) and Emma Barbery (Askham Bryan College) – Reserve Member – David Hawkins (York College).

Scheme Member Representatives: Gordon Gresty (Scheme Member Representative), David Houlgate (Scheme Member Representative) and Simon Purcell (Scheme Member Representative).


Under his delegated decision making powers in the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s

Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of emergency, to take any decision

which could be taken by the Council, the Executive or a committee. Following on from the expiry of

the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and

Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, which allowed for

committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May

2021 that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances, remote

live-broadcast committee meetings should continue, with any formal decisions required being

taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after

consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any

views of the relevant Committee Members. This approach was reviewed by full Council at its July

meeting and will be subject to a further review at the County Council Meeting in November.


The meeting will be available to view once the meeting commences, via the following link -


Recordings of previous live broadcast meetings are also available there.






Welcome and Introductions












Appointment of Scheme Member and Employer Representatives






Minutes of Previous Meeting - 8th July 2021


(Pages 5 - 16)




Progress on Issues raised at Previous Meetings


(Pages 17 - 20)




Declarations of Interest






Public Questions and/or Statements



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they

have given notice of their question/statement to Stephen Loach of Democratic Services (contact details below) by midday on Monday 4 October 2021. Each speaker

should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item. Members of the public who have given notice will be invited to speak:-


at this point in the meeting if their questions/statements relate to matters which are not

otherwise on the Agenda (subject to an overall time limit of 30 minutes);


or when the relevant Agenda item is being considered if they wish to speak on a matter

which is on the Agenda for this meeting


If you are exercising your right to speak at this meeting, but do not wish to be recorded,

please inform the Chairman, who will instruct anyone who may be taking a recording to cease while you speak.





Minutes of Pension Fund Committee held on 10th September 2021 - Not yet available






Pension Board Annual Report 2020/21 - Final version - Report of Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)


(Pages 21 - 30)




NYPF External Audit and Statement of Final Accounts - Report of the External Auditor


(Pages 31 - 92)




Internal Audit Update - Report of the Internal Auditor


(Pages 93 - 104)




Pension Fund Administration - Report of the Pensions Administration Manager


(Pages 105 - 174)




Budget and Accounts - Report of the Treasurer


(Pages 175 - 184)




Border to Coast Update - Report of the Treasurer


(Pages 185 - 188)




Training - Report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)


(Pages 189 - 190)




Work Plan - Report of the Assistant Director (Legal and Democratic Services)


(Pages 191 - 194)




Such other business as, in the opinion of the Chairman should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency







Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)

County Hall



Wednesday, 29 September 2021



For all enquiries relating to this agenda or to register to speak at the meeting, please contact Stephen Loach, Democratic Services Officer on Tel: 01609 532216 or by e-mail at:




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