Pensions and Employee Benefits are part of the Office of the Director of Corporate Management.
Information on any issue relating to the University's pension schemes can be obtained from:
Peter Brookes Pensions & Employee Benefits Administrator Ext 4582
Occupational pension schemes available at Aston are:
Aston operates USS and AUPS as a salary sacrifice called the Pension Salary Conversion.
Pension Salary Conversion Q&As
Pension Salary Conversion - this document, which should be read in conjunction with the Pension Salary Conversion Q&As (above), provides updated worked examples and information for the 2016/2017 tax year.
Form to opt out of pension salary conversion. This is not a form to opt out of the Pension Scheme.
Have you been contacted out of the blue by ‘phone, text message or door-to-door with a tempting offer? ‘One-off pension investments’, ‘pension loans’ or “upfront cash” are all being used to entice people to move their pension benefits out of their existing schemes. Many of these offers will be bogus and you could lose all of your pension savings. As well as losing your savings, you may also have to pay a tax charge of over half the value of your pension savings for taking an ‘unauthorised payment’.
Check the facts before you make an irreversible decision. A lifetime’s savings can be lost in a moment.