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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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The RPG's membership is drawn from the public bodies involved in the funding and regulatory frameworks of higher education in England. In response to a request in a ministerial letter of 13 June 2012. RPG publishes an operating framework that sets out the roles, responsibilities, relationships and accountabilities of the various organisations involved in the regulation of HE in England. It also receives regular updates on the work of the HE Data and Information Improvement Programme (HEDIIP) to enhance the arrangements for the collection, sharing and dissemination of data and information about the HE system.

Records of meetings

The Group meets regularly and the papers for each of its meetings are available below. The most recent papers appear first.

28 February 2014


Download the Feb14_agenda as PDF (80 KB) | Download the Feb14_agenda as MS Word (52 KB)

Notes of the meeting held on 28 February 2014

Download the Feb14_notes as PDF (153 KB) | Download the Feb14_notes as MS Word (70 KB)

Review of the terms of reference and constitution of RPG 

Download the Feb14_terms_of_ref as PDF (113 KB) | Download the Feb14_terms_of_ref as MS Word (81 KB)

Mapping and learning from complaints handling

Download the Feb14_complaints_framework as PDF (343 KB) | Download the Feb14_complaints_framework as MS Word (87 KB)

HEDIIP Progress report, including Programme Plan for approval

Download the Feb14_progress_report as PDF (162 KB) | Download the Feb14_progress_report as MS Word (59 KB)

Investigating Corporate Forms: report of the Working Group

Download the Feb14_corporate_forms as PDF (479 KB) | Download the Feb14_corporate_forms as MS Word (142 KB)

Progress reports on the work streams:

a) Register of HE providers in England 

Download the Feb14_register_of_providers as PDF (332 KB) | Download the Feb14_register_of_providers as MS Word (297 KB)

b) Developing HEFCE’s Financial Memorandum: progress report 

Download the Feb14_update_on_FM as PDF (112 KB) | Download the Feb14_update_on_FM as MS Word (60 KB)

c) Agreement on institutional designation

Download the Feb14_agree_instit_designation as PDF (212 KB) | Download the Feb14_agree_instit_designation as MS Word (66 KB)


Download the Feb14_agree_instit_designation_annex as PDF (695 KB)

d) Updating the Operating Framework

Download the Feb14_update_OF as PDF (68 KB) | Download the Feb14_update_OF as MS Word (57 KB)

 Date of next meeting: 10 April 2014, 1400-1600 at HEFCE’s London offices, Finlaison House, Furnival Street.

Page last updated 22 October 2015