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Vince Cable’s letter to universities minister Sam Gyimah

February 24, 2018 1:00 AM
By Vince Cable
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Vince Cable in Twickenham

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has written to universities minister Sam Gyimah, calling on the government to underwrite the universities pension scheme in order to unblock the impasse that is causing the strikes by lecturers.

University lectures have started 14 days of strikes due to drastic changes to their pensions. They can expect to be left around £10,000 a year worse off in retirement as a result. The government must move to underwrite the Universities Superannuation Scheme, providing lectures and academic staff with guarantees that their pensions will be safe.

Read Vince's full letter below