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UK government to continue with National Infrastructure Plan as part of productivity package

The UK government will publish a new long-term National Infrastructure Plan (NIP), setting out its priority transport, energy, flood defence, water, waste, communications and science projects, as part of a broader package intended to boost national productivity,... 15 Jul 2015

Summer Budget: 'high quality' UK universities could be allowed to raise tuition fees

UK universities that offer "high teaching quality" could be allowed to increase tuition fees in line with inflation from 2017/18, the government has announced. 09 Jul 2015

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UK not making the most of business-university research potential, says independent reviewer

The UK is not making the most of the opportunity to link businesses and universities in research programmes, an independent review has found. 06 Jul 2015

'Phased' construction work could create VAT problems for universities, expert says

FOCUS: Funding constraints often mean that universities have to construct new buildings in two or more 'phases'. However, doing so can create unwelcome and unexpected VAT issues for universities, as a recent VAT tribunal decision showed. 23 Jun 2015

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