Press release

Million+ response to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of university think tank million+ said:

“Long term investment in higher education is vital for the sustainability of our economy and an engine for growth. An additional £600 million for science, research and innovation is welcome, and needs to be directed across the university sector, funding excellent research where it is making significant impacts.

“However, it is disappointing that higher education investment did not receive greater attention in the autumn statement and departmental budget cuts, announced today, could impact on students and universities.”

Notes to editors:
1. million+ is a university think-tank, working to solve complex problems in higher education For more information please contact Jean Candler, Head of Public Affairs,, 0207 717 1659, or out of hours 07900 277819.

2. Read the full autumn statement and an update from the Department from Business, Innovation and Skills.