The Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) recently invited the chairs of LGPS pension committees and local pension boards to participate in a survey to assess the effectiveness and operational efficiency of the new governance arrangements with particular emphasis on the role and function of the local pension board. 

The web based survey at http://lgpsboard.org/survey.php is intended to enable the Scheme Advisory Board to identify any areas of the legislation or related guidance affecting local pension boards that may need to be reviewed to ensure that the statutory requirements of the 2013 Regulations and code of practice issued by the Pensions Regulator are being met. Where appropriate, the Board may make recommendations to DCLG for any regulatory changes that are considered necessary.