UK Higher Education News: The Chancellor's Spending Review

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Stop this week with the spending review. You trialed financing on jobs and jabs helen. Richey cena deliver a shot in the arm for ha setup setup spending review for the next year and we probably already had a good idea about some highlights public sector pay infrastructure investments in the office overseas aid budget. But i mean the review outlines that ambition for the uk to become a scientific superpower and this fifteen billion to be invested in r. and d. next year lots of things around uplift for uk our national academies commitment to build a new science capability and also to establish a new unit for commercializing research. An and this is all really good news for universities in general and it will you know we it will really help us to play our parts in contrbuting to the post pandemic economy and also for an institution like kale. It's really important that we're involved in the level pagendam and this also welcome commitment to unspecified amounts funding to support the preparation for domestic alternative to rasmus. Plus if we need but but outside that focus on research really isn't much to say about higher education There's a lot of attention given to the jennifer skills and i'm further education and there's a tantalizing suggestion of something around a flexible loan entitlement which i'm looking forward to but no order if you know. Fa or h. e. white paper no mention of the pace review or taff and to be honest. I'm relieved know that there are versions of all of these things kicking around government. And there's no doubt in my mind that major disruptive changes is on is on its way to higher education and last week's office shoots consultation on quality and standards gives us a hint of of what might be about to happen. But i think we could probably all do with a short period of just adapting to what the pandemic dealt delta's before we have to start worrying combat. The next thing.

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