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18-19 May 2021 | Online

Local Authority Conference 2021

Performing under pressure

The Local Government Pension Scheme faces unique issues in governance, membership and costs that no other pension scheme faces.

McCloud, employer exit payments, pooling governance, public sector resource pressures: the LGPS is coping with a relentless wave of complex change. And meanwhile local authority pension funds are pioneering progress in ESG and value for money.

Where will the future take us? Join us and decide at the high-impact event for local authorities to talk about the high-impact events in their world. 

Our Local Authority Conference is the largest of its kind dedicated to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Speakers in 2021 will include senior policy makers and influencers, high profile industry figures and people with something to teach us from outside pensions.

The varied programme will feature keynote speeches, educational sessions, topic deep dives and quickfire updates and a sponsor showcase.

2021 Speakers include

Cllr Roger Phillips

Chair, The LGPS Advisory Board; Herefordshire Council and Worcestershire Pensions Committee

Rachel Brothwood

Chair, PLSA Local Authority Committee; Director of Pensions, West Midlands Pension Fund

Jeff Houston

Board Member, CTI; Head of Pensions, Local Government Association

Tim Shipman

Political Journalist and Editor

Lorraine Harper

Chair, Accreditation Committee, Pensions Administration Standards Association

Sean Collins

Head of Pension Fund, Oxfordshire County Council

Julie Baillie

Actuary, Barnett Waddingham

Philip Latham

Head of Clwyd Pension Fund

Robert Branagh

Chief Executive Officer, London Pensions Fund Authority

Jon Richards

National Secretary, Head of Local Government, Unison

Key stats from 2020 LA LIVE WEEK




Attended for first time


Rated event excellent / good

2021 sponsors Include

For queries or further information about the event please contact Nikolina Hudi:
 [email protected] or 0207 601 1710

How to Access the Event

1. Book your place. We'll setup your conference pass and email you when it's ready (please note there may be delays during busy periods). 

2. Ahead of the event date go to the event website (click the button in the banner above) to create your profile, build your schedule and connect with others.

3. When the event has started go to the event website to attend sessions and network with colleagues and peers.


LGPS: Year in review




Tiffany Tsang looks back at the LGPS in 2020, and identifies the coming challenges.

Read now 

The programme

The programme will cover the following: 

  • McCloud
  • GMPs and past transfers
  • Responsible investment
  • Evolution of the asset pool/LA fund relationship
  • Harmonisation code
  • Resourcing post-budget – how does LGPS look
  • The impact of Covid-19 one year on
  • Conclusion of the Good Governance in the LGPS project

Key info


Tues 18 May: 09:00-17:30
Wed 19 May: 09:00-16:00


Online conference


Member - Local Authority: FREE
Member - business: £795
Non-Member - Local Authority: £395
Non-Member business: £1,495
Organisation ticket - member business only: £2,495

All prices stated exclude VAT


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