HEFCE funding for 2010-11

The Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) letter to the University sets out a small reduction (0.5%) in our government funding for teaching and research, beginning August 2010.

The letter confirmed our expectations for next year's funding. 

Total funding amounts to £142m; this is the sixth largest figure in the country (excluding the Open University). The funding figure is provisional and could be changed in the Spring Budget later this month or by a new government.

Leeds has been allocated £89.9m for learning and teaching, 1.2% lower than last year, and £49m for research, an increase of 1.4%. The research allocation is based on the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

Our biggest concern continues to be the cuts of £600m from 2011 onwards and possibility of further cuts as the next government seeks to balance the nation's budget. We will continue to lobby and campaign about the damaging effect of such cuts.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Arthur was on BBC Radio 4 Today this morning talking about HEFCE funding.  Listen again.

Read HEFCE's press release.

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