CIPFA and Isio partner to deliver training to LGPS pension board members


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has partnered with Isio to refresh its current training and support programme for pension board members in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

Members of local pension boards have a number of important responsibilities including maintaining their knowledge and understanding of ever-evolving and challenging areas such as pensions legislation and all aspects of scheme governance. Isio and CIPFA will work together to deliver a range of engaging learning resources and events for members throughout the next 12 months and beyond.

The first event of the programme re-launch is expected to be held in London in May 2022. More details, including how you can register for this event, will be announced in due course.

Rob Whiteman, CEO at CIPFA, said: "Ensuring members of local pension boards have access to the latest information and high-quality training material is essential to ensuring they are equipped to make meaningful contributions in their roles. We look forward to working with Isio to deliver these services in-line with our Knowledge and Skills Framework."

Urrffa Rafiq, Director and National Lead for Local Government at Isio added: "We're delighted to be working with the team at CIPFA to deliver these essential resources for local pension board members and are committed to offering timely insight and information for all parties with LGPS interests. Our independence and expertise will provide a fresh perspective on the upcoming events and resources for members."

Notes to editor

  • Local pension boards are regional boards that ensure pension committees and pension funds are compliant with regulations set out by The Pensions Regulator.
  • For further information please contact the CIPFA press office by emailing, or Isio on +44 (0) 7786 588 588 or email

About Isio

Isio is a leading UK pensions advisory firm which combines actuarial expertise, third party administration, investment consulting and defined contribution specialism to deliver better outcomes for pension scheme sponsors, trustees and members. Isio, formerly KPMG's UK pensions practice and backed by Exponent, was launched in March 2020 to apply our years of experience with a new approach and way of thinking. Isio aims to deliver clearer, simpler pensions and investment advice in a more personal way, backed by technical expertise and underpinned by proprietary technology. 


CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. CIPFA shows the way in public finance globally, standing up for sound public financial management and good governance around the world as the leading commentator on managing and accounting for public money.

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