Monday, 14 December 2009

Pre-Budget Report - £600m Cut to HE and Science

Last week's Pre-Budget Report was every bit as sobering for higher education as had been expected. The Chancellor Alistair Darling said that £600m would be saved "from higher education and science and research budgets from a combination of changes to student support within existing arrangements; efficiency savings and prioritisation across universities, science and research; some switching of modes of study in higher education; and reductions in budgets that do not support student participation."
However, it's not clear beyond these broad brushstokes as to how these cuts will be divided. It's got the sector worried though; have a look at the various people quoted by the BBC .
There's talk now about 'discussions with stakeholders' about how best to wield the scalpel. Watch this space.

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