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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Andrew Bush from KPMG runs the unit with the support of a dedicated team.

Contact and help desk

KPMG operates the unit for the higher education sector which includes a helpdesk.  For queries about all aspects of TRAC and financial sustainability in higher education contact the support unit as follows:


Telephone: 0115 935 3400


The objectives of the support unit include:

  • provision of the TRAC Helpdesk (covering all aspects of the TRAC guidance, annual TRAC, TRAC(T) and TRAC EC-FP7)
  • policy research and support to the Financial Sustainability Strategy Group and the TRAC Development Group
  • TRAC Guidance research and development
  • communication with the sector on TRAC
  • support for the TRAC Self Help groups
  • promote TRAC among the sectors' stakeholders.

Page last updated 27 March 2018