Decision details

Admission Body exit request - Avon Pension Fund

Decision Maker: Chief Finance Officer (S151)

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Admission bodies are permitted to leave the scheme in certain circumstances in line with the LGPS regulations and Avon Pension Fund's Funding Strategy. Wesport, a small charity, requested to leave the scheme on the grounds of affordability. The employer conducted full due diligence and consulted the affected employees. Fund officers took legal advice and consulted the guarantors to the admission agreement. On exit a Deed was entered into signed by all parties to the admission agreement. There is no cost to the Fund on exit as Wesport is responsible for any outstanding debt on exit.


Head of Pensions in consultation with officers approved the exit request, effective 30/04/2021.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - remaining in the scheme risked an increase in liabilities which is not in the best interests of the Fund
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Publication date: 04/05/2021

Date of decision: 30/04/2021