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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 next steps in the Government’s higher education reform programme. It asks HEFCE, in its lead oversight role, to work with the SLC and other sector bodies to ensure that the reforms are implemented in a timely and efficient way. HEFCE welcomes the consultation responses and the letter as a basis for further action and these will be considered in detail at the next meeting of the HEFCE Board on 12 July 2012.


  1. The Government response is available on the BIS website at:
  2. BIS press release is available here: