Local authorities, providers of so many types of services, face a unique set of complexities during the pandemic. Local authority pension funds are dealing with implications for their governance, prioritisation, contributions, annual events and reporting. Find out the scale of the challenge for the LGPS and hear how TPR is responding.
We also discuss the progress of the harmonisation code.
Lorraine Bennett, Senior Pensions Adviser, Local Government Association
Nick Gannon, Policy Lead, The Pensions Regulator
Tiffany Tsang, Policy Lead: LGPS and DB, PLSA
Host: Rachel Pine, Events & Training Content Manager, PLSA
In the first webinar of the series, Lorraine shared what the LGA is hearing from local authorities on the impact of Covid-19, and discussed the LGA’s messaging, its co-ordinated response, the resources available and longer term impacts.
Tiffany explained the overall story is the LGPS is faring well during the pandemic, and spoke about some of the emerging queries from local authority members. She revealed the priorities members want the PLSA to focus on with the Regulator.
Finally, Nick gave his thoughts on whether pension scams have increased in the wake of the crisis. He also explained that while it is important to follow the law, TPR appreciates circumstances are more complicated for LA funds this year, and will take a pragmatic approach.