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HEFCW faces 32% budget cut

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The Welsh government has announced plans to cut the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales’ budget by £41 million.

The proposed cut, outlined in the Welsh Government’s draft budget, published on 8 December, will see HEFCW’s budget fall to £87m in 2016-17—down from £129m in 2015-16. This represents a 32 per cent decrease.

HEFCW’s chief executive David Blaney said that the cuts would have a “considerable impact” on priority areas including research, part-time higher education and funding for expensive subjects such as medicine and dentistry.

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