University of Dundee Superannuation and Life Assurance Scheme (UoDSS)

Information and support about the UoDSS pension scheme.

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The University of Dundee Superannuation & Life Assurance Scheme is a Defined Benefit pension scheme.

As from 1 August 2011 the scheme operates on a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) basis.

The Scheme is a qualifying scheme as per automatic enrolment legislation, which means it meets or more than meets the government's minimum standards. The Scheme is open to support staff of the University, University Nursery staff and DUSA employees and is governed by a Board of Trustees.

Contributions and retirement age

Contributions 7.75% Employee
28.3% Employer + additional monthly lump sum contributions
Normal retirement age 65
Minimum early retirement age 55

Factsheets and other information


Pensions Plus is a way to contribute to either the University Superannuation Scheme (USS) or the University of Dundee Superannuation Scheme (UoDSS).


The aim of this booklet is to give you an outline of the benefits available to you as a member of the Scheme.



If you have deferred benefits in another pension scheme, you have the opportunity of investigating the possibility of transferring these benefits to UoDSS.



The UoDSS newsletter will keep you up to date with the Scheme’s financial position and pension issues that may affect you.



Implementation Statements provides information on how the Trustees of UoDSS have followed their policy in relation to the exercising of rights and engagement activities.


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