Details on LGPS Pension Fund Pooling

Joel M Benjamin made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Dear Department for Communities and Local Government,

Please provide the following parameters or information in relation to each of the proposed LGPS pool structures for LGPS funds in England and Wales:

1) The a) previously incurred and b) projected fees and charges associated with the establishment of each LGPS pool

2) The list of external consultants and/or advisors working on the creation of each LGPS pool

3) Levels of current LGPS underfunding - broken down for each LGPS scheme fund in the pool

4) Risk assessment(s) undertaken as relates to the creation of each LGPS pool and the CIV or SPV structure which governns its operation

5) The pooling prosposal documents and underlying contracts consultants reports for each of the LGPS pools as submitted to DCLG

Yours faithfully,

Joel M Benjamin

Despatch Box,

                            
Our reference: 2876232             Information request

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Dear Mr Benjamin
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for contacting us on 8 November 2016 requesting Please provide
the following parameters or information in relation to each of the
proposed LGPS pool structures for LGPS funds in England and Wales:

1) The a) previously incurred and b) projected fees and charges associated
with the establishment of each LGPS pool

2) The list of external consultants and/or advisors working on the
creation of each LGPS pool

3) Levels of current LGPS underfunding - broken down for each LGPS scheme
fund in the pool

4) Risk assessment(s) undertaken as relates to the creation of each LGPS
pool and the CIV or SPV structure which governns its operation

5) The pooling prosposal documents and underlying contracts consultants
reports for each of the LGPS pools as submitted to DCLG
 
I am dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and aim to send you a response by 7 December 2016.
 
If you have any questions, please ask by return email. Please leave the
subject line unchanged when replying, to make sure your email gets
straight to me.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Andrew Lock
FoI Business partner - Localism
020333 42137
[email address]
 
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Dear Despatch Box,

A response to this request is now overdue. Please respond ASAP.

Yours sincerely,

Joel M Benjamin

Despatch Box,

 

Dear Mr Benjamin

Thank you for your email.

 Please accept our apologies -  we are endeavouring to reply to your
information request as soon as we can. I appreciate that you have been
very patient in waiting for a reply. The Department’s response times are
published and we do not like such cases taking so long either.

In this particular case, we have to consult various colleagues before
responding.

We do not normally carry out formal internal reviews for time complaints.
If you are dissatisfied you are always entitled to approach the
Information Commissioner.
thank you
Andrew
Andrew Lock
KIA team
0303 4442137

Dear Despatch Box,

I note a reply is now 3 weeks overdue

Please respond stating the estimated timing of your response?

Yours sincerely,

Joel M Benjamin

Joel M Benjamin left an annotation ()

Referred to ICO on 09 Jan 17

Dear Despatch Box,

I have tried calling on numerous occasions to chase up progress on this request. Please note one of the phone numbers provided by Andrew Lock diverts straight to an answer message - where calls are not returned.

The other number 020333 42137 is invalid.

Please provide an update on this request ASAP

Yours sincerely,

Joel M Benjamin

Despatch Box,

Der Mr Benjamin
we spoke recently - I am contactable on 0303 444 2137. I remain unable
to advise as to when your response will be issued but we hope it will be
soon
thank you
Andrew

Despatch Box,

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Our reference: 2876232             Information request

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Dear Mr Benjamin
 
Thank you for your request for information concerning Please provide the
following parameters or information in relation to each of the proposed
LGPS pool structures for LGPS funds in England and Wales:

1) The a) previously incurred and b) projected fees and charges associated
with the establishment of each LGPS pool

2) The list of external consultants and/or advisors working on the
creation of each LGPS pool

3) Levels of current LGPS underfunding - broken down for each LGPS scheme
fund in the pool

4) Risk assessment(s) undertaken as relates to the creation of each LGPS
pool and the CIV or SPV structure which governns its operation

5) The pooling prosposal documents and underlying contracts consultants
reports for each of the LGPS pools as submitted to DCLG.
 
Unfortunately I am unable to provide all of this information, because we
do not have all of it. I have attached my formal response which sets out
the details, as well as the information that we do hold. I will send you
seprately the information referred to. I apologise for the delay in this
response.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Andrew Lock
FoI Business Partner - Localism
0303 44 42137
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Andrew Lock, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Dear Mr Benjamin

Please find attached the documents referred to in our recent response to
your FoI request

Thank you

Andrew

 

 

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