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Annual Regulatory Report

We must provide Welsh Ministers with an annual report on how we have exercised our functions under the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015 at the end of each reporting period.

The report sets out how we have exercised our regulatory functions under the Act between 1 August and 31 July – the academic year.

The key areas relating to our regulatory functions include:

  • Student fee limits
  • Improving equality of opportunity and promoting higher education
  • Quality of education
  • Financial affairs

Our first Annual Regulatory Report was laid in the National Assembly on 11 July 2019, following approval by our Council and submission to Welsh Government in May 2019.

HEFCW Annual Regulatory Report 2017/18

This report also provides information on the activities we undertook before the reporting period of 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018 in order to develop our processes for implementing our functions as set out in the Act.

Functions that have been exercised after 31 July 2018 but relate to 2017/18 fee and access plans will be included in later reports.

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