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Universities: Pensions

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL5884, tabled on 26 February 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Office for Students has the power to compel or direct universities to increase contributions to employee pension schemes to reduce funding deficits.

Answered on

9 March 2018

Higher education providers are autonomous institutions and are responsible for their own pension provision. The Office for Students does not have the power to direct universities regarding contributions to their pension schemes.