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Decision details

Determination of request for early release of preserved pension benefits

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date Of Decision:

 

8 January 2019

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

 

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

 

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

A request from a former employee asking for the early release of preserved pension benefits on compassionate grounds was rejected.

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The grounds of the request were not sufficient to meet the Council’s criteria and there would be a cost to the Council in releasing the pension benefits early.

 

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

The employee was able to claim their preserved pension with actuarial reduction.   This would be communicated to the former employee.

 

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to the determination of a request for the early release of preserved pension benefits.

 

Signed by the Decision Maker                                       

Dated          31st January 2019

Name:            Judith Badger                    

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

 

 

 

 

Publication date: 08/01/2019

Date of decision: 08/01/2019