Teachers’ Pension Scheme Costs: Effect on Universities

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons on 11th March 2019.

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Photo of Eleanor Smith Eleanor Smith Labour, Wolverhampton South West

Modern universities across the country are deeply anxious about the upcoming charges to the teachers’ pension scheme, with one institution forecasting a 5% cut in staff members if the Government do not act. Will the Secretary of State urgently commit to supporting universities with these huge additional costs that have been earmarked for schools and colleges?