Regulatory Partnership Group
The Regulatory Partnership Group (RPG) was established in September 2011 by HEFCE and the Student Loans Company (SLC). Its purpose is to advise Government, HEFCE and other national agencies on policy, strategic and operational issues arising from the development of the funding and regulatory arrangements for higher education in England.
The RPG's membership is drawn from the public bodies involved in the funding and regulatory frameworks of higher education in England. This follows a request in the ministerial letter of 13 June 2012 to HEFCE and the Student Loans Company.
RPG has designed a work programme to implement the planned changes. It is made up of four elements:
- Developing an operating framework
The operating framework sets out the roles, responsibilities, relationships and accountabilities of the various organisations involved in the regulation of HE in England.
- Developing the successor to HEFCE’s Financial Memorandum (FM)
This will reflect the changing landscape of higher education funding and accountabilities.
- Redesigning the data and information landscape
A programme to enhance the arrangements for the collection, sharing and dissemination of data and information about the HE system.
- Investigating constitutions and corporate forms
This project looked at changing corporate forms of HE providers and their implications for the student interest, the public interest and the reputation of the HE system. Its report is available with the papers for the 28 February 2014 meeting.
Records of meetings
The Group meets quarterly and the papers for each of its meetings are available below. The most recent papers appear first.
10 April 2014
28 February 2014
20 September 2013
19 June 2013
20 March 2013
10 December 2012
7 September 2012
The group was known as the Interim Regulatory Partnership Group for the first nine months of its existence.
For further information please contact Kath Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Page last updated 24 April 2014