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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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This information sheet outlines the UK higher education sector’s key funding structures, and provides some facts and figures on its financial sustainability.

Also included is a summary of the Financial Sustainability Strategy Group (FSSG), a high-level forum that considers financial sustainability of the HE sector.

This information was presented to the All Party Parliamentary University Group by Professor Mark E. Smith, Chair of FSSG, at its meeting on 31 October 2017.

FSSG financial sustainability information sheet

Download the FSSG financial sustainability info sheet as PDF (306 KB)

Page last updated 28 November 2017