Further to our initial response to the the publication of the government’s proposals to reform higher education funding in England, we are sharing our full consultation responses below:
Responding to a call by the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, which is holding an inquiry entitled, ‘An Equal Recovery’, the Place-based Economics Recovery Network (PERN) academic steering group, and Women in Economics research community initiative have submitted written evidence to the Committee.
You can read the submission here.
Read the joint YU/N8 submission to Higher Education Commission’s inquiry here.
Read our response to the Subsidy control consultation here.
Read the YU response to the Inwards Foreign Direct Investment inquiry here.
Responding to the launch today of the Skills for Jobs White Paper, Dr Peter O’Brien, Executive Director of YU, said:
“Education, training and skills are vital to the prosperity of regions like Yorkshire. The commitment by the government to invest more resources in technical education, and introduce new mechanisms for individuals to participate in lifelong learning, is important, especially as the nature of employment and the economy undergoes continued change.”
You can read the response from Yorkshire Universities on the Sheffield City Region Strategic Economic Plan consultation here.
Here you can read the YU response to the UK R&D consultation in full.
Here you can read the YU submission to the Post-pandemic economic growth – Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee in full.
Yorkshire Universities’ (YU) core mission is to strengthen the contribution of the higher education (HE) sector to place-based development, and to build strong and effective relationships with public, private and voluntary sector partners. Our members in West Yorkshire and the wider Leeds City Region play a vital role in the economic, social and cultural life of the region. In this letter, we provide some comments on the West Yorkshire Devolution Deal, which has been open to public consultation.
Background: the APPG is keen to make representations to the government with clear policy proposals that would support business, education, culture and sport and other sectors to rebuild after the lockdown.
Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic and economic crises a review that will be critical to the recovery within and across the country appears to have started within Whitehall. The Budget statement on 11 March announced a review by HM Treasury of its Green Book; the ‘rule book’ used by central government departments to determine whether public funds should be invested or not in projects to drive economic development.
Read the letter from YU to James Farrar, Chief Executive of York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP here.