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Pay and Pensions

Welcome to the Pay and Pensions section of the Finance Department.

The team, led by Ben Petty, Payroll & Pensions Manager, are situated in D42 of the Richmond Building and provides administrative support for all payroll and pension processing.  We are also the first point of contact for enquiries about:

  • Salary Payments (including Basic Pay, Overtime and Sickness)
  • Pension Membership and Administration
  • Payments to Part Time Hourly Paid and Casual Employees
  • Pay As You Earn and Tax queries
  • Student /Bursary payments

We invite you to familiarise yourself with our Privacy Notice in accordance with General Data protection regulations (GDPR), effective from 25th May 2018.  The Privacy Notice will explain the type of data we process on your behalf and the reason for doing so, including you rights to access that data: Payroll and Pensions Privacy Notice (Pdf, 120kb) 

Pensions Auto Enrolment

Changes to Local Government Pension Scheme

Changes to Pension Tax Relief from April 2014

USS Benefit Reform 2016

The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) is changing from 1st April 2016.

Following the conclusion of the Consultation on 22nd May 2015, the Trustees of the Scheme have now published the final design of the Scheme, details of which can be found on the PDF document below.

USS Benefit Reform Proposal - April 2019

On 3rd May 2018, the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) confirmed that representatives from both Universities: UK (UUK) and the University & College Union (UCU),  agreed to revoke the benefit proposal previously tabled following the 23rd January 2018 Joint Negotiating Committee.

Full details can be found at: 

USS Benefit Reform Proposal 2019

For further enquiries please contact a member of the team below:

ContactResponsible for: Tel:Email 
Ben Petty Payroll & Pensions Manager  3144
Margaret Burgan  Payroll & Pensions Administrator 5328
Caroline Exley Payroll & Pensions Administrator 3066
Alan Oxley Payroll & Pensions Administrator 3142
Rehana Nawaz Payroll & Pensions Administrator 5088
Katie Wood Payroll & Pensions Supervisor 3140

Useful links:

Pay details 2018/19
Pay cut off dates (PDF, 192KB)
part time and casual hours cut off dates (PDF, 191KB)
Overtime cut off dates (pdf, 190kb)
Pay Scales (PDF, 72KB) 


Pay details 2017/18
Payroll Cut Off dates (pdf, 190kb)
Casual hours cut off dates (pdf, 318kb)  
Overtime cut off dates (pdf, 190kb)
Payscales 17/18 (Pdf, 57.5kb)