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Flexible retirement

Understand what is flexible retirement, who is eligible and how to apply for it.



If you are a member of either:

  • the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and age 55 or over, or

  • a member of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and age 55 or over

you can apply to reduce your working hours or move to a lower graded post and draw all or part of your pension benefits whilst carrying on working.

Pensions information

Contact the University’s Pensions Officer as soon as possible to obtain an estimate of benefits you would receive, from either the Avon Pensions Fund or USS.

Name: Johanna Brownlow
Title: Pensions Officer
Department: Finance & Procurement
Location: Virgil Building, Manvers Street, Tuesday to Friday (Please phone to make an appointment)
Phone: +44 (0) 1225 383768

As actuarial reductions for early payment of benefits can be significant, you should do this as early as possible to ensure you have the necessary personal pension information required before submitting a request.

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