BUFDG's 2024 Annual Report

Find out what we've achieved in 2023-24, and read about the outcomes of the BUFDG review

Read the report and watch the highlights video


BUFDG Tax Conference 2024

11-13 June 2024

The 2024 Tax Conference will be held online, from Tuesday, 11 June to Thursday, 13 June and will feature a host of useful sessions from advisers and members.

BUFDG Finance Festival 2024

The 2024 BUFDG Finance Festival was a 3-day online extravaganza of all things HE Finance. We welcomed over 1,600 colleagues, supporters, and speakers for 28 sessions from Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th of March.



Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme: Eligibility Criteria


Ashley Shelbrooke

A change to eligibility criteria for Phase 4 may impact some members

Calculating the Cost of Net Zero users surgery - 6 June 24


Joni Rhodes

Energise we will be hosting another surgery to offer technical support to members using the ‘Cost of Net Zero’ calculator and seeking technical support. 

PVS results report FY 2022/23


Ashley Shelbrooke

The Results Report for the PVS, FY 2022/23

All news

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

Global Mobility Surgery


Online via MS Teams - 10-11am

The Global Mobility surgery is open to all university members who has a query, issue, challenge, etc about a particular an international tax issue. 

Scottish and Northern Ireland Tax Group Meeting


University of Glasgow, Robing Room 219 - Main Campus Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Don’t miss out on the Scottish Universities Finance Conference which will take place on Thursday 30 May at the University of Glasgow.

Scottish Universities Finance Conference 2024


University of Glasgow, James McCune Smith Learning Hub, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QW

Don’t miss out on the Scottish Universities Finance Conference which will take place on Thursday 30 May at the University of Glasgow.


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

Import Duty and VAT relief e-learning

We've launched an e-learning course for anyone who deals with imports and obtaining goods from overseas on a regular basis and needs a more in-depth knowledge of the import VAT and duty reliefs that are available to the H E sector. 

Our e-learning courses

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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