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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Follow the links below for background information and publications linked to each project area. A list of individual publications can be found on the publications page.

  • Assessing sustainabilityinformation for UK higher education institutions about the recommendation to carry out an annual assessment of their sustainability, and how the Annual Sustainability Assurance Report (ASSUR) can help.
  • Margin for Sustainability and Investment (MSI): information on the evaluation and implementation of the MSI, the institution-specific sustainability adjustment adopted in the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) from 2016-17.
  • Management information projects: a collection of projects undertaken by FSSG and TDG since 2009, with a focus on improving the utility of TRAC management information.

Page last updated 6 November 2017