The National Centre for Universities and Business welcomes the government’s continuing commitment to Higher Education and support for life-long learning to ensure UK industry has the talent and research required to hold its global position. 

Dr David Docherty, National Centre Chief Executive said:
“Today’s budget rightly recognises the importance of supporting education and development, for the UK’s increasingly diverse workforce. Maintenance loans for part-time undergraduates, doctoral loans in all subjects, up to £40m investment in life-long learning, and additional funding for research talent – goes some way in addressing the skills and talent challenges of the 21st century. We will continue to work with our members and partners on ensuring equality of opportunity and equality of support for the needs of the UK’s future industries.”


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