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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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HEFCE will act as monitor on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. The consultation proposes a framework for determining whether providers are meeting their responsibilities, and for reporting back to Government [Note 1]. 

The duty, introduced by the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, is likely to come into force later this year once the final statutory guidance has received parliamentary approval, and will apply to a range of publicly funded institutions and alternative providers [Note 2].  Given the tight timescales, HEFCE has chosen to consult on an outline of the monitoring framework before a start date for the duty is confirmed.

Alongside the consultation, HEFCE is asking providers who are not sure whether they will be subject to these new legal responsibilities, to contact the HEFCE Prevent team to confirm whether they will fall under the monitoring framework [Note 3].



  1. See the consultation document and statutory guidance. The consultation will run from [29 July] to [15 September]. HEFCE will be running consultation events throughout this period.
  2. A full definition of providers who will be subject to the duty is available.
  3. Providers should contact the Prevent team at