Parliamentary briefings and submissions

We produce parliamentary briefings on a range of subjects based on the current legislative programme, our policy priorities and campaigns.

These include briefings on immigration and freedom of speech.

UUK's submission to the APPG for Students’ inquiry into ‘the impact of the pandemic on students’ tuition and accommodation’

Consultations and responses
21 January 2021
UUK's submission to the APPG for Students’ inquiry into ‘the impact of the pandemic on students’ tuition and accommodation’

UK-EU trade and cooperation agreement - implications for universities

Briefing
15 January 2021
A parliamentary briefing outlining the implications for universities of the UK-EU trade and cooperation agreement.

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Universities UK response to Office for Students consultation on the integrity and stability of the higher education sector in England

Consultations and responses
9 June 2020
Universities are under extreme pressure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic across all aspects of their operations and provision, including in admissions, and continue to respond effectively to the challenging environment faced by students and staff.

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Immigration bill

Briefing
15 May 2020
his briefing outlines Universities UK’s key asks for the new immigration system scheduled to be introduced by the government in January 2021.

USS negotiations

Briefing
18 February 2020
This briefing provides background and context on the USS dispute and sets out the efforts made by the affected universities to resolve the dispute satisfactorily.

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Submission to the MAC Consultation

16 January 2020
A briefing summarising UUK's submission to the MAC Consultation on the current salary threshold level of the skilled-worker route.

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Skills, jobs and opportunity: a vision for higher education

14 January 2020
Universities UK calls on the government to work with universities to support us in the key role we have to play in skills productivity, social justice and research, from local communities to the global stage.

USS 2018 valuation

Briefing
7 November 2019
Briefing on background and context of the dispute and the efforts made by affected universities to resolve it.

University links with the armed forces

Briefing
18 October 2019
​Universities UK is encouraging all members to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

Review of post-18 education and funding

24 May 2019
This briefing outlines the six tests which Universities UK thinks the recommendations of the upcoming review of post-18 education and funding need to pass if it we are to maintain quality, access and choice in post-18 education.

Blogs

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Funding for adult learners will boost the UK's economic recovery

30 September 2020
UUK's Julie Tam takes a look at the prime minister's announcement of a lifetime skills allowance, and what it means for the economy, society, and individuals.

General election 2019: what the parties say on higher education

27 November 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur takes a look at the policy commitments on higher education in party manifestos ahead of the general election.

News

UUK response to government’s interim response to the Augar review, post-qualifications admissions consultation and TEF

21 January 2021
UUK has responded to government’s interim response to the Augar review, post-qualifications admissions consultation and TEF

UUK response to announcement that the UK and EU have agreed a deal on a future trade agreement

24 December 2020
UUK has responded to the announcement that the UK and EU have agreed a deal on a future trade agreement.

Response to government announcement on students returning to university in the new year

2 December 2020
UUK has responded to the government announcement that there will be a staggered approach to students returning to university in the new year.