24 Sep 2015
This policy briefing concentrates on the million+ submission to the Treasury’s Spending Review.
Spending Review: Universities and productivity sets out a series of specific measures to ensure that universities, employers, small businesses and individuals can respond to the government’s productivity agenda. These measures include:
We also point out that the government’s welcome ambitions to increase educational exports require international students and universities to be supported by a stable and impartial visa regime.
This submission outlines areas for efficiency savings but also provides a strong platform for the Treasury, BIS and other departments to work with universities in order to step up to the productivity challenge and deliver the Prime Minister’s goal of extending access to Britain’s world-class university system.