Terms of Reference
To assist Northumberland County
Council as FPS Scheme Manager:
(1) to secure compliance with
the Regulations and any other legislation relating to the
governance and administration of the Scheme, and requirements
imposed in relation to the FPS by the Pensions Regulator;
(2) to ensure the effective
and efficient governance and administration of the FPS.
4 or 5 Members:
2 Employer Representatives
2 Scheme Member Representatives
1 Independent Chair (if deemed
necessary by the Appointments Panel) (Non-Voting)
Substitutes for the Employer or
Scheme Member Representatives are not permitted. The Independent Member, if appointed, may have an
Alternate who will carry out FPS Local Pension Board business if
the Independent Member is not available to do so.
Quorum – 3 if an
Independent Chair is appointed, 2 if not, to include 1 Employer
Representative and 1 Scheme Member Representative.
2 County Councillors (Voting)
– subject to eligibility and selection criteria for
2 Scheme Member
1 FPS Union Representative
1 FPS Active or Pensioner
Member Representative (Voting)*
* The Appointments Panel
oversees the appointments process.