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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 letter sets out the number of student places and funds for 2010-11 including the University Modernisation Fund (UMF). It is a revision to the grant letter issued to HEFCE by the previous Secretary of State on 22 December 2009. The letter follows the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 24 May which outlined proposals for £6.2 billion efficiency savings to be made in-year across Government.

Universities and colleges will be required to contribute £200 million to this overall saving. This comprises a reduction of £118 million to the UMF and a baseline reduction to HEFCE grant of £82 million.

HEFCE has written to higher education institutions setting out the implications of the announcement including reductions to baseline grants.

  • Revised BIS grant letter for 2010-11
  • HEFCE Circular letter notifying institutions of changes
  • News item on UMF and transfer of funds to strategic subjects