Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Human Resources

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

For University employees grade 6 and above

Please note: The USS pension scheme changes in 2016 - the information below relates to these changes.

USS is a career re-valued benefits (CRB) pension, where your final pension value is based on your salary for each year of your membership. This type of scheme allows you to accrue a pension and a cash lump sum based upon a proportion of your salary.

Your contributions will be 8% of your salary. We will pay in 18% of your salary.

Earn above £55,000? From October 2016, a salary threshold will be introduced for the scheme. If you earn more than the threshold, your payments and benefits on anything you earn above this will be paid into a defined contribution (DC) account.

Further information

To find out more about this scheme, including information on statements, transfers and casual workers, visit our pensions web pages. Alternatively more information can be found on the USS website

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the scheme in more detail, please contact a member of our Pensions Office team.


Contact HR

Tel: 01509 222169

Fax: 01509 223903

Contact Recruitment

Tel: 01509 228384


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