Cash in lieu of USS pension contributions

Gary Watt made this Freedom of Information request to Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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Dear Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh,

Are any of your senior Academic or Professional Services staff receiving cash in lieu of USS pension contributions as part of their remuneration packages?

I do not wish to identify any individuals by name or role but I would like a breakdown of opt-out numbers by school or service together with an indication of whether the beneficiary is faculty or professional services staff.

Yours faithfully,

Gary Watt

Freedom of Information Act, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Good morning Gary,

No one in the USS pension scheme at Queen Margaret University is receiving cash in lieu of pension contributions.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact:

Queen Margaret University
Queen Margaret University Drive
East Lothian EH21 6UU
[email address]

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Gerry O’Hare
Governance Adviser
Governance and Quality Enhancement
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU
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email: [email address];

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