Briefings & Evidence

Universities Scotland submission to Finance and Public Administration Committee inquiry into Resource Spending Review

Universities Scotland has responded to an inquiry by the Finance and Public Administration Committee on the framework for the Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review.

The Resource Spending Review is to set out spending plans for the remainder of the parliamentary term which support the Scottish Government’s ambitions. The Review was announced alongside the Scottish Budget on 9 December 2021.

Our submission to the consultation highlights the severe financial challenges facing Scotland’s universities and we argue that the three priorities in the Resource Spending Review Framework appear to have been defined very narrowly and to the exclusion of many sectors – including higher education – that can make an integral contribution to Scotland’s recovery and transformation.

Read our full submission here.