Venue: Meeting Room X - Fire & Police Shared HQ, Eastleigh
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Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from Sean Harrison, Richard Scarth and Dan Tasker.
Declarations of Interest
To enable Members to disclose to the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interest they may have in any matter on the agenda for the meeting, where that interest is not already entered in the Authority’s register of interests, and any other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in any such matter that Members may wish to disclose.
Members were mindful of their duty to disclose at the meeting any Disclosable Pecuniary Interest they had in any matter on the agenda for the meeting, where that interest was not already in the Authority’s register of interests, and their ability to disclose any other personal interests in any such matter that they might have wished to disclose.
No interests were declared.
To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting.
It was noted that concerns had been raised at
the previous meeting regarding the Immediate Detriment and age
discrimination, but the Board was reassured by the Chief Financial
Officer that work was being done to resolve the issues.
Pursuant to Standing Order 19, to receive any deputations to this meeting
There were no deputations for the meeting.
To receive any announcements the Chairman may wish to make.
There were no formal Chairman’s announcements.
Scheme Advisory Board
To receive a verbal update on the Scheme Advisory Board.
The Board received an update from the County Councillor Employer Representative. Whilst they did not attend the last Scheme Advisory Board, it was confirmed that a letter had been circulated from the Fire Brigade’s Union and the Local Government Association to the Home Office and HM Treasury asking for an age discrimination remedy.
To receive the Fire Pension Board Annual Report for 2021/22.
The Board received a report from the Chef Financial Officer (item 7 of the minute book), which summarised the work of the Board for the 2021/22 financial year in the exercise of its functions.
The officer summarised the report, particularly focusing on the McCloud age discrimination remedy and highlighting paragraph 52 of the report. The Board supported the work of the LGA regarding the Immediate Detriment.
In paragraph 33 of the report, it was
confirmed that the reference to overpayments was in relation to
To receive a report providing an update on legislation and the Local Government Association.
The Board received an update report from the
Chief Financial Officer (item 8 in the minute book).
To receive an update on the development of key issues and to review the Risk Register.
The Board received a report from the Chief
Financial Officer (item 9 in the minute book) on the Status Report
and Risk Register Review.
The board discussed Appendix B and the
benefits of collecting participation data. It was agreed that it
would be more helpful to look into percentages of opt-out’s
for permanent wholetime staff, permanent retained staff and fixed
term contract staff to determine whether there would be merit in
b) The HIWFRA Firefighters' Pension Board
agreed that investigation be done on the number of opt-out and
participation percentages on permanent wholetime staff, permanent
retained staff and fixed-term contract staff in order to establish
whether there was merit in further pensions data being sourced and
approved by the HIWFRA Firefighters' Pension Board, pending any further updates following the data being received from the Isle of Wight which would be delegated to the Chief Financial Officer.