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Briefing: Implementation of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017

In April 2017, the Higher Education and Research Act received royal assent. This piece of legislation, which is the first major regulatory reform to the UK higher education sector in 25 years, is primarily concerned with the creation of two new bodies to regulate and fund higher education providers: the Office for Students (OfS) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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