USS is now under attack

  • The employers want to end guaranteed pension benefits.
  • They say your final pension should depend on how your 'investments' perform and not on your contributions.
  • We say it's wrong to risk our members' futures.

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Pension increases

3 November 2005

Pensions are normally increased annually in April in line with the pensions increase orders announced by the government.

Reviews of pension rates are carried out in the autumn based on the September retail price indices. Those retiring under age 55, other than on ill-health grounds, will not usually have increases due before their 55th birthday implemented until that date, but some indexation may be available earlier to those with dependant children.

Last updated: 31 July 2012