A statement regarding the Universities Superannuation Scheme.

The Regional Studies Association is sympathetic to those UK based members who are part of the Universities Superannuation Scheme and who are concerned about the future of their pensions. The Regional Studies Association is an institutional member of the scheme and also has staff members in the scheme. The Association’s Board, with this dual responsibility to the institution and to their staff recognises the requirement for pension scheme change to address the fund deficit. As a consequence the Board have urged Universities UK (UUK) to continue negotiations with the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) and to work collaboratively with them, to produce a range of alternative scenarios for consideration by both sides. They asked for a range of possible scenarios to be set out for consideration by staff and employers.

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