The review was informed by research carried out by Oakleigh Consulting.
The Burslem Review group endorsed the findings of the Oakleigh research which concluded that HEFCE provides good value for money to the taxpayer. HEFCE was found to be efficient both in the use of its own resources and in the processes it administers for funding universities and colleges. HEFCE was also found to be effective in delivering its core functions.
Before the review we formally assessed the impact that the review was likely to have on the HE sector in terms of regulatory burden, equality and diversity, and sustainable development. This sector impact assessment is available to download below.
A year after publication of the Burslem report we summarised the HEFCE management response to recommendations, and progress in implementing the recommendations. The report included five other desirable actions, and we also report on progress against these.
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