HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.
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.
The survey, coordinated by the British Universities Finance Directors Group and the North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium, received 94 responses from English institutions for 2012-13, an increase of over 20 per cent on the previous year.
HEFCE thanks those involved for engaging with this process and providing valuable evidence of how English higher education delivers value for money in deploying its resources. The headline results are as follows.
HEFCE will now discuss the findings with stakeholders in the higher education sector to help disseminate best practice. The results will inform the next round of the survey, which will be launched in October 2014 and will collect data for 2013-14. HEFCE encourages all institutions to participate.