A key figure is Prof Koen Lamberts, VC of University of York, and Chair of the Employers Pension Forum (EPF).
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Theme 3 of UCEA's work in 2016-17 & 17-18 was " Seeking and supporting movement towards sustainable solutions in HE employers' pensions provision"
(Or is the deficit 7bn, or 17bn? I've lost track).
Prof L does not mention the 20% annual growth in USS assets. Doing nothing is a legitimate option, IMO.
The report is here "Suitability and sustainability: pensions in HE sector": universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-ana…
If Prof Diamond, rather than Prof Lamberts, were in the chair of the EPF, I think this dispute would have had a speedy resolution.