Policy paper

Office for Students: business case

Sets out the rationale for the creation of the Office for Students (OfS) and assesses the estimated costs and benefits.

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Case for the creation of Office for Students (OfS)

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This business case sets out the rationale for creating a new non-departmental public body and assesses the estimated costs and benefits. Estimates are taken from the impact assessment for the Higher Education and Research Bill, which sets out detail on underlying assumptions.

The white paper ‘Success as a knowledge economy: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice’ sets out plans for the creation of the Office for Students (OfS). This new public body will be a new market regulator in place of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Office for Fair Access (OFFA).

A parallel business case sets out the rationale for the creation of another new public body, UK Research and Innovation.

Published 7 June 2016