Cumbria Pensions Committee - 18th March 2022
The two-inch thick 503 page agenda for Cumbria Pensions committee dropped with a loud thump through the door of my flat in Moor Row early this morning.
There have occasionally been sarky comments when I refer on this blog to the length of council agendas, but this committee is responsible for several billion pounds of public money invested to pay the pensions of public sector employees in Cumbria. Not just for the seven principal councils but a number of other public bodies.
You cannot have a decent governance system to make sure that kind of money is being appropriately and safely invested without some fairly meaty - and lengthy - reports being produced and checked, and presented to the elected representatives both of the public and the trade unions.
The meeting will take place in Cumbria House, Carlisle at 9.30 am on Friday 18th February 2022.
The first 12 items on the agenda are expected to be open to the public - the remainder of the meeting will almost certainly not be.
The public part of the agenda, including a list of the items which will be considered in private and an explanation of exactly why each of them is being considered in private, can be found on the county council website at: