Universities UK represents higher education employers in discussions over the future of the USS scheme, which is a valued part of the remuneration package in higher education.
The scheme faces a number of important challenges. Universities UK is working to
make the scheme sustainable while offering the very best pensions that can be afforded.
On behalf of over 350 USS employers, UUK has
proposed changes to the scheme. The reasons why the
changes are necessary have been outlined in a blog by Universities UK Chief Executive Alistair Jarvis, and in
UUK's proposal to the Joint Negotiating Committee.
5 Facts: USS pensions
Modelling of UUK’s proposed USS benefit changes
Universities UK proposal to the Joint Negotiating Committee for future benefit reform
Proposal to reform USS pensions: statement for members
Universities UK’s work on USS is overseen by the Employers’ Pensions Forum. More information on the Employers’ Pensions Forum can be found on its