Local Fire Pension Board

Northamptonshire Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Local Pension Board

The role of the Local Pension Board is to assist the Authority (Northamptonshire Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority) and the Scheme Manager (currently the Chief Fire Officer on behalf of the Authority) by making sure it is administering the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme effectively and efficiently and, in doing so, is complying with relevant laws and regulations.

The Board does this by reviewing the policies and practises adopted and checking them against the applicable regulations, as well as comparing them to examples of best practise elsewhere. It is a slightly different role when compared to the (separate) Board charged with overseeing the Local Government Pension Scheme arrangements as the Firefighters’ Pension scheme is an unfunded scheme with no investment aspect.

Governance and Terms of Reference

The Pension Board Terms of Reference can be found below which contains details of the governance;

Northamptonshire Firefighters’ Pension Scheme – Local Pension Board Terms of Reference – Reviewed July 2021


Employer Representatives:

  • Simon Tuhill – Acting Chief Fire Officer
  • Vaughan Ashcroft/ Nick Alexander


Scheme Members Representatives:

  • Aidan Philips
  • Don Crook

Meetings & Agendas

The next scheduled meetings of the Northamptonshire Firefighters’ pension scheme local pension board will take place on the following dates:

  • 18th July 2024
  • 25th September 2024
  • 17th December 2024



Minutes and Reports


26th March 2024


15th December 23

21st September 2023 (meeting took place 2nd November due to absences)

20th July 2023




meetings from 2018 back were under the governance of Northamptonshire  County Council