How we are run

We receive an annual guidance letter from the Department for Education (DfE) which sets out our priorities for the coming year, and tells us how much money to distribute to higher education providers.

A framework document sets out the way we work with the DfE.

Most of the funds to cover our operational costs come from fees we charge universities and colleges registered with the OfS.

A proportion of our funds also come from government. 

Find out more about how we are funded and how we spend this money

Our latest annual report and accounts was published in June 2023.

Strategic advice and priorities from the government

View guidance from government

Last updated 20 June 2023
20 June 2023
Link to latest annual report and accounts updated
17 January 2023
We have updated the page to link to a revised framework document with the Department for Education.
27 June 2022
Link to latest annual report and accounts updated
21 June 2022
Link to 'how we are funded' page added
14 September 2020
Income and expenditure budgets for financial year 2020-21 published
04 June 2020
Updated link to latest annual report and accounts

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