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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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REF Accountability Review: Costs, benefits and burden

In partnership with the other funding bodies, we commissioned a review of the overall costs, benefits and burden for institutions of REF 2014. 

The review entailed a comprehensive analysis of institutional costs for a sample population of 20 UK HEIs, covering all staff-related costs and related expenditure, both centrally and at the unit of assessment (UOA) level.

Read the outcomes of the review in full.

Page last updated 20 July 2015