Agenda, decisions and minutes

West Yorkshire Pension Fund Joint Advisory Group
Thursday, 1st November, 2018 12.30 pm

Venue: Aldermanbury House, Godwin Street, Bradford, BD1 2ST

Contact: Jane Lythgow 

Items
No. Item

20.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Minutes:

The Director, West Yorkshire Pension Fund, disclosed a pecuniary interest in West Yorkshire Pension Fund Revised Budgets 2018/2019.  He presented Document “O” to Members then left the meeting during consideration and voting on the item.

 

 

21.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 July 2018 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jane Lythgow – 01274 432270)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 July 2018 be signed as a correct record

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

 

 

22.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

 

23.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Members are asked to consider if the item relating to the West Yorkshire Pension Fund Revised Budget(Document “O”) should be considered in the absence of the public and, if so, to approve the following recommendation:-

 

Recommended –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the item relating to the West Yorkshire Pension Fund Revised Budget  because information would be disclosed which is considered to be exempt information within paragraph 4 (Labour Relations, Consultation or Negotiation) of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

It is considered that, in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining this exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing this information as it is in the overriding interest of proper administration that Members are made aware of the implications of any decision without prejudicing the Labour Relations, Consultation or Negogiation position of the West Yorkshire Pension Fund.

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the item relating to the West Yorkshire Pension Fund Revised Budget  because information would be disclosed which is considered to be exempt information within paragraph 4 (Labour Relations, Consultation or Negotiation) of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

It is considered that, in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining this exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing this information as it is in the overriding interest of proper administration that Members are made aware of the implications of any decision without prejudicing the Labour Relations, Consultation or Negotiation position of the West Yorkshire Pension Fund.

 

24.

WEST YORKSHIRE PENSION FUND REVISED BUDGETS 2018/2019

The Director, West Yorkshire Pension Fund, will present a report, Not for Publication Document “O”, which considers a revised budget for 2018/19.

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That the recommendation contained in Paragraph 4.1 of Not for Publication Document “O” be approved.

 

2.    That the recommendation contained in Paragraph 4.2 of Not for Publication Document “O” be noted.

 

(Ola Ajala – 01274 434534)

Minutes:

The Director, West Yorkshire Pension Fund, presented a report,

(Document “O”) and following that presentation, he left the meeting and took no further part in the discussion. 

 

Resolved –

 

1.    That the Strategic Director, Corporate Services, be requested to undertake detailed work to implement the recommendation contained in Paragraph 4.1 of Not for Publication Document “O”.

 

2.    That the recommendation contained in Paragraph 4.2 of Not for Publication Document “O” be noted.

 

Action:  Strategic Director, Corporate Services