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Local Pension Board

Local Pension Board

New governance requirements have been introduced as a result of the Public  Service Pensions Act 2013 in relation to the Firefighters' Pension Schemes.

The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 provides for:

  • a 'responsible authority' who makes the regulations for the firefighters' pension schemes, - in Wales this is the Welsh Government
  • the establishment of a new national 'scheme advisory board' to provide advice to the Welsh Government in relation to changes to the scheme and to provide advice to the scheme managers and pension boards
  • a 'scheme manager' to be responsible for managing and administering the scheme locally - the Fire and Rescue Authority and a lead advisor which is the Assistant Fire Officer (Finance and Procurement)
    the establishment of a new local 'pension board' to assist the scheme manager.

The Local Pension Board will ensure that the Code of Practice on governance and administration issued by the Pensions Regulator is complied with.  The Board will also ensure that it complies with the knowledge and understanding requirements in the Pensions Regulator's Code of Practice.

The Local Pension Board is accountable to the Pensions Regulator, the National Scheme Advisory Board and the Administering Authority in their role as Scheme Manager. The National Scheme Advisory Board will advise both the Welsh Government and Dyfed Pension Fund (Administrators of the pension schemes).  The Pensions Regulator will report to Welsh Government but will also be a point of escalation for the Local Pension Board for matters such as whistle blowing or similar issues (supplementary to the whistle blowing policy and anti-fraud and corruption policies operated by the administering authority).

Terms of Reference

July 2023

Firefighters Pension Schemes Discretionary Policy Statement

April 2021

Risk Register

January 2021

Pensionable Pay

December 2020

Conflicts of Interest Procedure 

January 2020

Amendments to the Firefighters’ Pension Schemes

April 2019

Scheme Pays Policy and Procedures


Communication Statement

September 2018

Firefighters' Pension Scheme Privacy Notice


Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure


Reporting Breaches of the Law to the Pensions Regulator


LPB Annual Report 2018-19


LPB Annual Report 2017-18


LPB Annual Report 2016-17


LPB Annual Report 2015-16




Membership of the Local Pension Board 2023-24

Cllr Bryan Apsley
Cllr John Brynmor Hughes
Cllr Gwynfor Owens
Clerk to the Authority
Treasurer of the Authority

Scheme Manager: 
Fire Brigades Union - Matthew Ryan and Stuart Stanley
Fire Officers' Association - Jane Honey and Paul Kay
Fire Leaders' Association - ACFO Stuart Millington

Chair of the Board
The Chairperson of the Local Pension Board will be rotated every two years between a member representing employers and those representing scheme members. The Chair is nominated to sit on the National Firefighters Pension Advisory Board.


Agenda 24/10/23
Minutes 24/10/23

Agenda 11/07/23
Minutes 11/07/23

Agenda 28/04/23
Minutes 28/04/23

Agenda 12/12/22
Minutes 12/12/22

Agenda 21/07/22
Minutes 21/07/22

Agenda 15/03/22
Minutes 15/03/22

Agenda 20/10/21
Minutes 20/10/21

Agenda 24/08/21 (meeting deferred from July)
Minutes 24/08/21

Agenda 21/04/21
Minutes 21/04/21

Agenda 20/01/2021
Minutes 20/01/2021

Agenda 26/10/2020
Minutes 26/10/2020

Agenda 10/08/2020
Minutes 10/08/2020

Agenda 27/05/20
Minutes 27/05/20

Agenda 13/01/20
Minutes 13/01/20

Agendas and Minutes of Meetings 2015-2019

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