Transition into retirement

Retirement planning support

There is no longer a statutory default retirement age so each member of staff needs to consider their personal retirement situation and options.

Planning for retirement

Staff members are encouraged to initiate discussions with their line manager when they judge the time is appropriate*. This can happen at any time.

* Please note it can take up to 3 months from notification for pension payments to be set up and processed.

The University aims to help managers and employees to understand the options available to them in relation to retirement. Pension regulations are complex and while the University is legally prohibited from giving direct advice on financial matters, including pensions benefits, we are able to provide information.

The University is committed to fostering a flexible working environment and to ensuring that no member of staff experiences less favourable treatment because of a reason which is not job-related and cannot be objectively justified.

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