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Local Government Pension Funds are a long-term investment and must ensure that yield coupled with contributions from employers and current members are sufficient to safeguard pension benefits in over 40 years time.
30 September 2021Starts: 10:00Ends: 16:00
£345.00 excl VAT
£295.00 excl VAT
This event is aimed at investment, finance and governance officers involved in the LGPS as well as scheme administrators and risk managers.
Effective risk management is key and these workshops will seek to:
We will hear from the pensions regulator, legal and actuarial experts, and use the experiences of network colleagues to share good practice.
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A nationally recognised authority on local government accounting, Peter has over 30 years’ experience of providing advice on issues including:
- IFRS and Code disclosure requirements
- Capital finance and accounting
- Investments and treasury management
- LGPS accounting
- Service concessions and leasing.
Peter spent seven years working in local authorities before moving across to external audit when he joined the Audit Commission in 1989.
As a senior technical manager at the Commission, Peter was instrumental in establishing their well-regarded Technical Helpdesk Service.
He left in 2012 to set up Worth Technical Accounting Solutions which provides bespoke consultancy services for local government clients. Combining on-site work with his role as a CIPFA associate and LAAP member ensures that Peter remains at the forefront of accounting developments nationally but in touch with current issues for practitioners.
Peter regularly delivers training and presentations to CIPFA, Audit Scotland and other professional bodies, and has worked with central government on a range of matters affecting local government finance. He has co-authored a number of CIPFA publications including Guidance Notes for Practitioners and the example Local Government Pension Fund accounts.
Pete has worked in local government finance for nearly 40 years at county, metropolitan and district council levels. The last 19 years was as Treasurer at Lincolnshire County Council where his responsibilities included the management of the Pension Fund, establishment of the local Pension Board and the transition to the Border to the Coast Pension Pool.
Pete has also worked extensively at a national level, including serving as the President of the Society of County Treasurers on discussions with Government and national organisations on developments in local government finance. He is currently the Chair of the CIPFA Pensions Panel and a member of the Scheme Advisory Board's Investment, Governance and Engagement Sub-Committee. He has also been a member of the working group contributing to the proposed changes on good governance.
Since retiring from Lincolnshire in July 2019, Pete has been working as a Business Associate for CIPFA and also undertaking finance reviews for a number of councils.
Pete is also a Non-Executive Director for the Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group.