Category Archives: HE BIll

Petition for government to act as guarantor to USS – DFE responds

In March, a Government Petition created by members of the Convention for Higher Education was circulated widely and rapidly attracted some 12,000 signatures. The petition wording is below. Accept a role as guarantor to the USS pension scheme The USS … Continue reading

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‘No deficit’ letter to Guardian

University pension ‘deficit’ should be addressed by Government guarantee Add your name The University strikes over the future of the USS pension scheme reach a pivotal point this week. The employers’ federation, Universities UK, is deeply divided, with some, like … Continue reading

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Made in Westminster – Sean Wallis

Made in Westminster: The source of the USS ‘crisis’ – and the solution In our letter to the Guardian we wrote that [The USS ‘crisis’] is the result of the misrepresentation of the finances of the USS, and the desire … Continue reading

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Letter to Guardian

  University pension ‘crisis’ triggered by HE market madness Published in the Guardian as University staff are right to be striking (30 January 2018)  Add your name The university employers have provoked the largest vote for industrial action ever seen in … Continue reading

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The higher education stand-off of 2017: an assessment – Prof David Midgley

There was much rejoicing back in January when the government was defeated over the first amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill to be put to the vote in the House of Lords. That amendment introduced a definition of … Continue reading

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Where next after the HE Bill? – Sean Wallis and Lee Jones

For a week or so it appeared as if the Conservatives had pulled the plug on the Higher Education and Research Bill (HE Bill) by calling a Brexit General Election on June 8th. Only negotiations with the Labour front bench … Continue reading

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Letter

An act that Labour must repeal to save higher education (published in The Guardian 12 May) Add your name We commend the Labour Party for calling for the end of the current £9,000 student tuition fee-and-loans regime – for HE and … Continue reading

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