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The USS pension scheme 2020 valuation

Our pension scheme is yet again seemingly under attack by the people who are supposed to be looking after it. This time even the employers’ body Universities UK have made a public statement criticising the valuation. If you want to know more about the USS pension scheme 2020 valuation, and…
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UCU University of Leeds Branch statement on gendered and sexual violence

For too long women, transgender, gender non-binary people and children have faced the threat of male violence and have been subjected to this violence to a sickeningly disproportionate degree. The horrifying kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard and the appalling murder of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry are the most…
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Graph showing value of fund rising way above the benefits payable

The ABC of USS – a guide to the jargon that surrounds our pension scheme

A is for Assets, but also for Assumptions. In the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension (USS), the assets are held as investments, mostly in stocks and shares but also partially in Gilts (see ā€˜Gā€™) and in other asset classes. The USS pension scheme assets are currently valued at around Ā£78bn and…
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