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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 - www.hefce.ac.uk - 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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He has asked HEFCE to consider how the removal of the cap on student numbers from 2015-16 might contribute to the development of new, collaborative approaches to tertiary provision in areas which currently lack these facilities. HEFCE will work with higher education institutions, the Skills Funding Agency, further education colleges and Local Enterprise Partnerships to offer advice by Autumn 2014.