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FOCUS: Given their charitable status, most UK universities should be paying attention to the progress of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill, which is nearing the end of its passage through parliament. 10 Feb 2016
FOCUS: UK universities applying to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for funding towards planned projects must ensure that their use of any award complies with EU state aid rules - or risk having to repay aid. 08 Feb 2016
Organisations are increasingly looking to work in collaboration or partnership with third parties. This may be to achieve operational aims, such as a step change in service delivery, or to reduce costs or achieve efficiencies.
This guide was last updated in November 2012.
This guide was last updated in May 2013.
This guide is based on UK law. It was written in October 2010.
University College London (UCL) has set up a £50 million investment fund, which it will use to support its academics whose research "has commercial potential". 22 Jan 2016
FOCUS: Reforming higher education in England is both long overdue, and vitally needed to protect the sector's hard-won reputation. 15 Jan 2016
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