QC Opinion: there are good grounds to take USS Ltd to court

Academics for Pensions Justice have obtained a legal opinion from a leading pensions law QC at Wilberforce Chambers. Our QC has assessed the scheme rules, pensions regulation and pensions law. The opinion has considered all historic and recent actions and behaviour of USS Trustee Ltd and the trustees, and has concluded that there are good […]

Some recent publications from APJ

The following have been jointly published by APJ and USS Briefs: Deepa Govindarajan Driver,  A Breach of Trust: Employer Underpayments, the Deficit, and the role of the USS Trustee, #USSbriefs 43 Alastair Hudson, Pension Trusts and the Potential Liabilities of the USS Trustee, #USSbriefs 53 Felicity Callard, Jo Grady, Nick Hardy, Jaya John John, Nicky Priaulx and Ruth Stirton, […]

Open Letter To Joint Expert Panel and the USS Board of Trustees

On 4 July Academics for Pensions Justice sent an Open Letter addressed to the members of the Joint Expert Panel (JEP) and the Board of Trustees of USS Limited (USSL). Demanding full disclosure, and a public statement from the JEP that full disclosure has been provided, the letter also highlights why this step is critically necessary for […]

Information Request to USS Trustees

Last week our solicitors, Gordon Dadds, wrote to Professor Sir David Eastwood, chairman of the USS trustees. The letter gave Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USSL) 10 days to produce the full actuarial valuation and other associated reports that have not been shared with members of the scheme. The letter was copied to Frank Field MP, […]

ICYMI Professor Alastair Hudson in The Herald

Professor Alastair Hudson spoke to Margaret Taylor at The Herald about Academics for Justice. See Academics crowdfund case to help resolve university pension row, 21 March 2018. “Members don’t trust the valuations that have been put on the size of the pension scheme’s deficit and we thought we should try to establish independently what the facts […]