Briefings & Evidence

Going for Growth: our case for investment in the 2017 Scottish Government Spending Review

Ahead of the Scottish Government’s 2017 Spending Review, Universities Scotland has prepared Going for Growth, our proposals for funding the Higher Education sector.

We believe the Spending Review material sets out a well-evidenced case for investment in the sector.  We believe it is proportionately ambitious in what are still very difficult times for the public finances. We are seeking a real-terms protection in 2018/19 followed by 2% real-terms growth in 2019/20 as the start of a trajectory towards sustainable funding. We prioritise investment in the teaching unit of resource and in core research funding.