BUFDG Guide to Understanding University Finance - new revision for '24

Last updated in 2021, the guide is a useful and accessible companion for the broad church of university stakeholders and brave Annual Report explorers

Read the guide


Net-zero investments guide

We've worked with Cazenove Capital to publish this guide to help universities align their investment strategy with their climate ambitions

BUFDG Tax Conference 2024

The 2024 Tax Conference took place online, from Tuesday, 11 June to Thursday, 13 June and featured a host of useful sessions from advisers and members. The conference was CPD certified and provided 12 CPD hours. The recordings and slides are now available for members who purchased a ticket.



BUFDG Digest - 17 July 2024


Matt Sisson

This edition looks at new ministerial appointments, a revision to our Understanding University Finance guide, TRAC, NSS, and the final version of this year's USS pensions deficit modeller.

2023-24 USS Pension Deficit Modeller Released


Amanda Darley

The 2023-24 USS pension deficit modeller has been released.

HEPA appoints new Deputy Chair


Ashley Shelbrooke

Amy Noble is the new Deputy Chair of HEPA

All news

BUFDG 2024 Annual Report

Find out what we've achieved in 2023-24, and read about the outcomes of the BUFDG review. Or if you're short on time, watch our highlights video!

Upcoming Events

TRAC Practitioners Conference 2024



The TRAC Conference will be taking place on-line this year from 1pm Tuesday 24th – 1pm Wednesday 25th September.

Scottish Deputy Finance Directors Meeting (online)


Online via MS Teams - 10.00-12.00

An online meeting for our Scottish Deputy Finance Directors or Senior Leaders. 

Midlands Deputy Finance Directors Meeting


Online via MS Teams - 10.00-12.00

An online meeting for our Midlands Deputy Finance Directors or Senior Leaders. 


Global Mobility Country Database

BUFDG has published a database with summaries and links to current double taxation agreements, appropriate social security position, along with other useful links, on a country by country basis.

Download the database

2024 Financial Statements webinar resources

The 2024 Financial Statements webinars were held in May 2024. The slides and recording are now available for members to access.

Access the recording and slides

Subsidiary Companies

We've launched a new web page covering all things Subsidiaries. It includes our four short explainer videos, recent webinars, as well as links to other useful resources

Find out more

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