Agenda

Venue: Committee Suite - County Hall

Contact: Fred Whitehouse, 01392 381362  Email: fred.whitehouse@devon.gov.uk

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PART I - OPEN COMMITTEE

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1.

Chair's Announcements

2.

Apologies for Absence

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3.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the Committee will declare any interests they may have in any item to be considered at this meeting, prior to any discussion taking place on that item.

 

The registrable interests of Councillors of Devon County Council, arising from membership of City, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes. 

 

For details of District and or Town and Parish Twin Hatters – please see here:

County councillors who are also district, borough, city, parish or town councillors

 

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4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 1 March 2024, attached.

 

5.

Items Requiring Urgent Attention

Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered at the meeting as matters of urgency.

 

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6.

Devon Pension Board pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Minutes of the Devon Pension Board meeting held on 30 April 2024, attached.

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7.

Brunel Oversight Board pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Minutes of the Brunel Oversight Board meeting held on 7 March 2024, attached.

 

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8.

Annual Internal Audit Report 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Report of the Director of Finance and Public Value (DFP/24/60), attached.

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9.

Investment Management Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Director of Finance and Public Value (DFP/24/61), attached.

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10.

Climate Change and Carbon Footprint pdf icon PDF 823 KB

Report of the Director of Finance and Public Value (DFP/24/62), attached.

 

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11.

Annual Training Plan 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Report of the Director of Finance and Public Value (DFP/24/63), attached.

 

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12.

Local Government Pension Scheme Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Director of Finance and Public Value (DFP/24/64), attached.

 

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13.

Employer Changes

Employer changes not previously reported to the Committee are set out below.

 

(a)   New admitted bodies - The following application for admitted body status has been approved:

·      On 1 January 2024 Norse South West took on the cleaning contract at Ladysmith Junior School (LA school).

·      Wembury Parish Council passed a resolution and were approved to become an employer within the Devon Fund backdated to October 2023

 

(b)   New academy conversions and changes:

·      On 1 January 2024 - Redstart Learning Partnership dissolved on the 31st December 2023 and as a result all the schools within the MAT have moved to different MAT's. There was only 1 Devon School under the Redstart umbrella  Stockland Church of England Primary which has moved to Academies for Character and Excellence (ACE) MAT.

·      On 1 February 2024 Kingsteignton Academy Free School, formerly part of United Schools MAT, joined Education South West MAT.

·      On 1 February 2024 Kingsbridge Community Primary School joined Education South West MAT

 

(c)   Cessations:

·      Stoke Gabriel Parish Council were approved to become an employer with the Devon Fund from 25/7/2022. However no contributions have been paid as the Parish Clerk opted not to join the scheme. Decision taken to mark as ceased employer.

·      On 31 March 2024 Torbay Economic Development Agency ceased to exist with staff and all assets and liabilities transferring back to Torbay Council under their passthrough arrangements.

·      On 31 March 2024 - South Brent Parish Council ceased participation – their active membership ceased 31 March 2021 but in line with the Funding Strategy Statement, Parish and Town Councils have 3 years to offer LGPS to staff members before cessation undertaken. 

·      On 1 February 2024 North Devon Homes ceased membership of the LGPS.

 

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Dates of Future Meetings

PART II - ITEMS WHICH MAY BE TAKEN IN THE ABSENCE OF PRESS AND PUBLIC ON THE GROUNDS THAT EXEMPT INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED