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Item 6 - Constitutional Matters (CIV13/12)

Summary     

All 33 London local authorities have now adopted a similar form of resolution to facilitate their participation in the London LGPS CIV Limited (09136445) and the London Councils Pension CIV Sectoral Joint Committee (PSJC). In delegating the exercise of sections 1 and 4 of the Localism Act 2011 for those purposes, the authorities agreed that, should all 33 London local authorities resolve to participate in the arrangements Leaders Committee should exercise those functions, instead of the sectoral joint committee which is restricted to having a maximum of 32 members under the London Councils (Leaders’) Committee Governing Agreement, and the Governing Agreement should be varied accordingly. Therefore, with the decision of the 33rd local authority, the Governing Agreement will be formally varied with the exact mechanism for achieving this being subject to further legal advice. The Pensions CIV Sectoral Joint Committee will be dissolved upon the variation being completed by all 33 participating local authorities. 

Recommendations    

The Pensions CIV Sectoral Joint Committee: 

1.    Is asked to note that following a decision of the 33rd London local authority to delegate the exercise of sections 1 and 4 of the Localism Act 2011 for the purpose of participating in the London Councils Pension CIV Sectoral Joint Committee (PSJC), a formal agreement varying the London Councils Governing Agreement will be prepared and sent to each London local authority to incorporate into that Agreement the functions which Leaders’ Committee will instead jointly exercise on behalf of all 33 authorities.

2.    Is asked to note that the Pensions CIV Sectoral Joint Committee will be dissolved upon the formal variation being entered into by all 33 participating local authorities.

3.    Is asked to note that until such time as all the participating authorities have returned the signed variation, that the Pensions CIV Sectoral Joint Committee will continue to exist and meet.