Resources about the proposed USS reforms and UCU dispute

The University and College Union (UCU) in the UK is currently in dispute with the employers at ‘pre-1992’ universities, represented by the employer association Universities UK (UUK), over proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). But anyone trying to build up an informed opinion of the proposals and counter-proposals is faced very little accessible information, even less of which is intelligible to anyone who isn’t an accountant, preferably an actuary. This post just seeks to collate some of the sources I’ve found useful as I try to work out what to think. Hopefully others will also find it useful.

Update 14 November:
  • The UCU has released a pension modeller to provide an indication about the effect of the proposed reforms on your pension. Bearing in mind the intricacies mentioned above, it is nevertheless vastly more useful than the ‘model career trajectories’ previously released by both UUK and UCU. See

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