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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has asked HEFCE and the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) to work with them to develop guidance for universities and colleges on the programme, which begins in 2012-13.

The guidance will be published in March, and HEFCE has been asked to publish nominal allocations at the same time.

HEFCE will now work with BIS, OFFA and institutions to implement the programme effectively.