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Calculating the cost of net-zero

What will achieving net zero carbon cost the HE sector? A new calculator tool and report to help HEPs adopt a long-term investment approach and plan net zero targets.

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Climate-related engagements with banks & fund managers


Joni Rhodes

The University of Cambridge Request for Proposals has launched.

BUFDG Digest - 14 February 2024


Joni Rhodes

One month until the Finance Festival, sector and advocacy updates, news on the LLE, new expenses, benefits benchmarking guide and more...

BUFDG Digest - 31st January 2024


Matt Sisson

Budget updates for Scotland, Wales, and England, plus Corporation Tax, Finance Festival, a new government Carbon Calculator, and sector facts and figures.

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BUFDG Report on the Costing and Contribution of Teaching Activities

The aim of this report is to provide experience-based guidance to universities as they engage in activities relating to the costing and establishment of the contribution of Teaching activities, for internal purposes. The report was developed by Alan Bates, an independent consultant for HE, with the involvement of more than 12 universities that are active in costing teaching activities.

Upcoming Events

BUFDG Finance Festival 2024


Online via Hopin

The BUFDG Finance Festival 2024 is an online 3-day extravaganza of all things HE finance, taking place from Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th of March. 

Northern Tax Group Meeting


Online via MS Teams - 10am - 1pm

The Northern Tax Group meeting will take place online on Tuesday 5 March from 10am-1pm

Empowering Wellness webinar series - Session 1: Fertility an...


Ms Teams Online 12-12.45pm

‘Empowering Wellness’ webinar series, aligned with International Women’s Day 2024, is a unique opportunity to focus on women’s health and wellness. Join us for insightful sessions, interactive discussions and a celebration of strength and resilience: helping you to empower colleagues across your institution. 


Global Mobility Country Database

BUFDG have 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.

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Tax on research e-learning

If you need an introduction to the tax treatment of research, then have a look at our recently launched e-learning course, accessible from our e-learning page

Our e-learning courses

BUFDG Annual Report 2023

In reading this report, we hope you will gain an insight into how BUFDG thinks and works, as well as the more ‘traditional’ annual report of what the organisation has achieved over the last year, and its financial situation and projections. This will hopefully show that BUFDG not only delivers value in the short-term but is also a sustainable and worthwhile partner for the whole sector in the long-term.

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