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OfS should have more powers over access spending, MPs told


Influential MPs hear case for expanding OfS powers over widening participation cash

The Office for Students should be given more powers over how universities spend their share of funding for access and participation activity, MPs have heard.

Giving evidence to the House of Commons education committee on 19 May, Martyn Oliver, commissioner for the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities—which published a report on UK racial disparities in March—suggested that although the money that universities spend on access is “their money” there might be cause for England’s regulator to have more of a say over how it is spent.

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