This scheme is closed to new members but some non-academic staff who joined prior to November 2007 continue to pay into it. The scheme is administered in-house by UEA staff.

You can get an estimate of your prospective retirement benefits under the University of East Anglia Staff Superannuation Scheme (UEASSS) by contacting the Pensions team.

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UEASSS booklet

The UEASSS booklet provides a simple guide to the Staff Superannuation Scheme. If you have any questions about the scheme or would like an estimate of your prospective retirement benefits please contact the Pensions team.

Updating Beneficiaries

If you would like to update your beneficiaries please complete the form below and return to the pensions team:

Expression of Wish Form USSS01 

Latest Scheme Updates

UEASSS Trustee Report and Accounts 2021/22

Engagement Policy Implementation Statement 2022/23

Actuarial Report as at 31/07/2022


Notice to UEASSS members regarding Pension Input Period (PIP)

Members of UEASSS enjoy tax relief on contributions paid in and are also able to draw part of their retirement benefits as a tax-free lump sum on retirement. Pension incomes are however taxed as earned income under the PAYE system.

There are limits though on the amount of retirement benefits you can build up each year and this is called the 'Annual Allowance'.

This limit is expressed as a capital value and for the 2020/2021 year the limit is £40,000.  It is the amount by which your pension benefits including any additional voluntary contributions (AVCs), have grown during what's called a Pension Input Period (PIP), which the UEASSS Trustees have nominated as 1 August to 31 July each year, and have done so in each year from and including 2006/2007. This period also coincides with the scheme's annual benefit statements.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact pensions in the first instance.


UEASSS Statement of Investment Principles

UEASSS Statement of Investment Principles

This privacy notice applies to all members of the University of East Anglia Staff Superannuation Scheme (UEASSS). It tells you what to expect when the Scheme collects and uses your personal information.

The Scheme needs to process information about its members in order to carry out its duties as a pension scheme. The following sections describe in detail the usual ways we will use your information whilst a member of UEASSS.

If we need to use your information in different ways, or for a different purpose, we will let you know by means of separate notices as relevant.

If you are a member of the scheme who is currently employed at UEA, a student at UEA or alumnus of the UEA, please also see our other privacy notices on the UEA website.

UEASSS is a registered data controller and will collect and use information about members in accordance with current UK data protection legislation.

Where Does Our Information Come From?

Most of the information we use is collected from you, either directly (for example when you were an employee of the UEA and provided details for your employment) or as a result of your actions (updating details since leaving the scheme such as nominated beneficiary or address).

What Information Do We Hold About You

The primary record relating to your membership of the scheme is held by the UEA on behalf of UEASSS. The information we hold consists of the following:

General Biographical Information

  • Contact information: name, address, email address (UEA and non-UEA), phone number

  • Date of birth

  • Copies of passports and certificates

  • Marital status, next of kin details

  • National insurance number, bank or building society account details, tax codes

  • Protected characteristics or ‘Equal opportunities’ information, where provided, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010

  • Nominated beneficiary information

Information about Your Employment

  • University ID (e.g. staff number) 

  • Contracts or terms and conditions of employment

  • Service dates and working hours

  • Occupational health records (where permission has been given)

  • Salary and grade details

  • Maternity and paternity leave records

Why we Use this Information

In most circumstances there will be a contractual requirement for you to provide relevant information, and for UEASSS to use that information in order to run the scheme.

Occasionally information may be provided by consent. Where we process your data based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Contact for further advice, or to withdraw consent. 

Sharing and Disclosing Information

As described in the section above, UEASSS may disclose certain personal data to external bodies. At all times the amount of information disclosed and the manner in which it is disclosed will be in accordance with the provisions and obligations of UK data protection law. 

The organisations with whom we share data also have an obligation to tell you how they will use your information. We advise you to look at their privacy notices/policies. If you require any assistance with this, please contact us at

Our actuaries, Punter Southall Limited, including our individual Scheme Actuary, are classed as joint data controllers with the Trustee when providing certain actuarial and consultancy services. Punter Southall Limited has an appointed Data Protection Officer tasked with ensuring its compliance with data protection legislation.  Your point of contact for Punter Southall Limited or the Scheme Actuary is Punter Southall Limited’s Data Protection Officer, whose address is 11 Strand, London, WC2N 5HR.

We also use Clerical Medical and Henderson for Additional Voluntary Contribution fund providers and they are also classed as joint data controllers. As such they will also need to ensure compliance with data protection legislation.

Data Processors

We also use third party organisations, known as data processors, to provide certain services on our behalf. In order to deliver these services, these organisations may have access to staff data. We are required to have contracts in place with each of these data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.

How long we keep your Information

We will keep your personal data only as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was collected. For pension schemes this is often indefinite.

Data will be securely destroyed when no longer required.