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USS Pensions 2014
You future pension may change
What is being proposed by USS and the employers?
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First, let’s go back to 2011
We had a ‘final salary’ scheme for everyone
‘Final salary’ is the ‘defined benefit’:
your pension is related to salary at retirement
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We had a ‘final salary’ scheme for everyone
October 2011
The employers imposed a split from October 2011
Final Salary
Final Salary
Career Average
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Existing members continued with a ‘final salary’ scheme
October 2011
New entrants were put on a ‘career average’ scheme
Final Salary
Final Salary
Career Average
‘Career average’ is also a form of ‘defined benefit’ scheme
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Benefits earned in the ‘final salary’ scheme changed
October 2011
From October 2011, they would no longer rise fully with inflation
Final Salary
Final Salary
Career Average
They would rise with inflation to 5% CPI, then at half CPI to15%
In other words, their value will not increase with inflation over 5%
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October 2011
The ‘career average’ scheme did not
have the most favourable terms
Final Salary
Final Salary
Career Average
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October 2011
At the time, UCU argued that if the ‘career average’ scheme
was applied to some, it would before long be applied to all
Final Salary
Final Salary
Career Average
So what is now proposed to change in 2015?
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April 2016 ?
Firstly, employers propose to end ‘final salary’
and put everyone on ‘career average’
Final Salary
Career Average
Career Average
‘Final Salary’ members’ benefits will be calculated as though
they have left the scheme
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But you will only be able to accrue the new ‘career average’
benefits up to a £50,000 threshold
Defined Contribution
Career Average
Above that threshold, your contributions will go into
a ‘defined contribution’ scheme
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By definition, you know in advance how your pension
from a ‘defined benefit’ scheme (such as ‘career average’
or ‘final salary’) will be calculated
Defined Contribution
Career Average
You cannot know in advance what you will receive from a
‘defined contribution’ scheme
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If you wish to pay AVCs
(Additional Voluntary Contributions)
these will be to a maximum of 1% and
will go into the ‘defined contribution’ section
AVCs
Defined Contribution
Career Average
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Not only will your contributions over a certain salary level
create an unknowable portion of your pension
in a ‘defined contribution’ scheme
Defined Contribution
Career Average
the increase in benefits that will accrue in the ‘career average’
base scheme will be capped if inflation (CPI) goes over 5%.
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Career Average
the increase in benefits that will accrue in the ‘career average’
base scheme will be capped if inflation (CPI) goes over 5%.
20%
15%
Benefits will increase
with CPI up to 5%
10%
5%
0%
Then at half CPI to
15%
And not at all above
15%
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April 2016 ?
Monthly contributions will change
7.5%
6.5%
Final Salary
Career Average
Defined Contribution
Career Average
6.5%
‘Final salary’ members currently pay more,
Everybody could pay 6.5% from the point of change
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April 2016 ?
The employers have accepted they should
return to paying18% contributions
Final Salary
Defined Contribution 12%
16%
Career Average
Career Average
18%
However, they propose to pay less into the
‘defined contribution’ portion of your pension
USS Pensions The final salary scheme2014
will close
Summary
FS benefits to date arrested
at salary point 1 October
2015
All members placed in a career average scheme
Benefits rise with CPI up to 5%, half CPI to 15%, 0 after
15%
Employee monthly contributions above a salary threshold
paid into a ‘defined contribution’ arrangement
AVCs to be paid into the ‘defined contribution’
arrangement
Employer contributions increase
Employee contributions certain to increase
Employer contributions above a salary threshold to drop
to 12%, and added to the ‘defined contribution’
Defined Benefits:
arrangement.
Final Salary
Career Average
Defined Contribution
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Consequences - Times Higher Calculations
Multiply the annual loss by life expectancy in retirement
urce: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/uss-reforms-seen-as-radical-attack-on-pensions/2015786.art
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Consequences - UCU
Multiply the annual loss by life expectancy in retirement
Source: http://www.ucu.org.uk/7216
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Source of all data and assumptions: http://www.employerspensionsforum.co.uk

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