Universities UK's consultation with employers on the recommendations of the Joint Expert Panel closed on 30 October 2018.
Following initial analysis of the responses, Universities UK has issued the following statement:
"The responses – received from over 120 employers who collectively employ over 90% of the scheme’s active members – are still being analysed. However, it is clear that there is support from most employers for the JEP’s recommendations, subject to further details about risk and a favourable response from the USS Trustee and The Pensions Regulator.
"Employers have also expressed their view that a second phase for the JEP is essential as part of developing a longer-term position for USS.
"We look forward to taking these initial views into discussions with UCU, and with the USS Trustee, over the coming weeks as we seek a jointly agreed solution.
"Universities UK will publish a further update including summary results once all responses have been analysed."