Local Authority Conference
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Speakers include

Rishi Sunak MP

Minister for Local Government

Jeff Houston

Head of Pensions, Local Government Association

Ayesha Hazarika

Columnist, broadcaster and political commentator

Timandra Harkness

Science Writer, Broadcaster and Comedian

Sabina Kalyan

Co-Head of Global Research & Global Chief Economist, CBRE Global Investors

The PLSA is pleased to announce its Local Authority Conference 2019, taking place in Gloucestershire at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel from 13-15 May 2019.  The event is the largest of its kind dedicated to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) that has over 14,000 employers, over 5.5 million members and assets of over £260 billion.  The conference attracts 400 attendees including local authority officers, councillors and their advisers.

Cost and complexities - governing the LGPS is the theme of Local Authority Conference 2019 – a topic with many angles, which we will be discussing fully over the three days.


The LGPS has much to consider – the move from triennial to quadrennial valuations, the potential breaches of the cost cap ceiling and floor, the forthcoming pensions dashboard, and a real desire to better align the needs of the fund with the framework of the local authorities that underlie them.

These concerns take place against the backdrop of a complicated political and economic environment involving issues such as Brexit, climate change and the always-dynamic financial markets each critical for the LGPS to understand and each thoroughly explored here.

This year’s programme features keynote speakers from the worlds of politics, the media and science, as well as policy makers, influential members of the pensions industry and senior figures from within the LGPS itself. 

The Local Authority Conference is a must attend event for anyone involved in the LGPS – a residential conference that includes keynote speeches, stream sessions, a Learning Zone, a specialist session, an exclusive exhibition, networking lunch for Local Authority Boards, Welcome Drinks Reception and a Conference Dinner. 

Exhibitors and sponsors


Here's what delegates and exhibitors said about our May 2018 event. 

Below is a selection of photos from our 2018 Local Authority Conference.

For queries or further information about the event please contact Nikolina Hudi:
 nikolina.hudi@plsa.co.uk or 0207 601 1710


Key info


13-15 May


De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel, Gloucestershire


Fund members: £486
Business members: £3,696
Non-member Local Authority: £1,554
Non-member service provider: £5,304
All prices shown inc VAT and include accommodation

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