Pension Fund Committee - Wednesday, 29th November, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Joshua Kennedy  Email:


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 19 September 2023.


Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registrable or personal interest as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct.  In making their decision councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.


If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.



Public Participation

Representatives of town or parish councils and members of the public who live, work, or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area are welcome to submit either 1 question or 1 statement for each meeting.  You are welcome to attend the meeting in person or via MS Teams to read out your question and to receive the response.   If you submit a statement for the committee this will be circulated to all members of the committee in advance of the meeting as a supplement to the agenda and appended to the minutes for the formal record but will not be read out at the meeting. The first 8 questions and the first 8 statements received from members of the public or organisations for each meeting will be accepted on a first come first served basis in accordance with the deadline set out below.  Further information read Public Participation - Dorset Council


All submissions must be emailed in full to by 08:00am Friday 24 November 2023.


When submitting your question(s) and/or statement(s) please note that:


·       You can submit 1 question or 1 statement.

·       A question may include a short pre-amble to set the context.

·       It must be a single question and any sub-divided questions will not be permitted.

·       Each question will consist of no more than 450 words, and you will be given up to 3 minutes to present your question.

·       When submitting a question please indicate who the question is for (e.g., the name of the committee or Portfolio Holder). 

·       Include your name, address, and contact details.  Only your name will be published but we may need your other details to contact you about your question or statement in advance of the meeting.

·       Questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda. 

·       All questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting.   



Questions From Councillors

To receive questions submitted by councillors.


Councillors can submit up to two valid questions at each meeting and sub divided questions count towards this total. Questions and statements received will be published as a supplement to the agenda and all questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting.


The submissions must be emailed in full to by Friday 24 November 2023.


Dorset Council Constitution – Procedure Rule 13




Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.



Brunel Pension Partnership Quarterly Report pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider the quarterly performance report of Brunel Pension Partnership, the pension fund’s Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) investment pooling manager.



Brunel Governance / Scheme Advisory Board Update

To receive a verbal update from Cllr John Beesley in his capacity as the Committee’s representative on the Brunel Oversight Board and as a member of the Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).


Independent Investment Adviser's Report pdf icon PDF 558 KB

To consider the quarterly report of the pension fund’s independent investment adviser on the outlook for the pension fund’s investments.



Pension Fund Administrator's Report pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To consider the quarterly report on the funding position, the value and performance of investments and other related issues.

Additional documents:


Pension Fund Annual Report 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider the Pension Fund Annual Report 2022/23.


Additional documents:


Pension Administration Report pdf icon PDF 195 KB

To consider the quarterly report on pension fund administration.

Additional documents:


Dates of Future Meetings

To confirm the dates for the meetings of the Committee in 2023/24:


26 March 2024



Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.


Investment Management Changes

To receive an update on any changes to investment management arrangements. 


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