BUFDG Guides

Download the BUFDG guides to university finance, pensions, and tax

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BUFDG Mentoring Scheme

The BUFDG Mentoring scheme is open to all BUFDG members and aims to pair mentors with mentees to develop specific areas them to develop and achieve specific self-determined goals and expertise. Being involved in the scheme either as a mentor or mentee will also help you increase your awareness of different aspects of the H E environment, connect with different colleagues across the sector, and build friendships. In the majority of matches, it is envisaged that mentors and mentees will be from different institutions. This also helps to encourage cross-sector networking and engagement, another key objective of the scheme. So, whether you: work in academia, estates, finance, governance, HR, international development, planning, procurement, or research; have worked in the university sector for some time or are new to it; need a refresher, or; are simply curious about tax and universities, we hope that you will find the new guide useful. And please forward this link to anyone who needs a little bit more background, such as academics, board members or those who are simply curious about tax and universities!

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Audit tender tips for universities


Amanda Darley

Top tips for a smooth audit tender process, provided by HW Fisher.

New BUFDG website: find your way around


Amanda Darley

The new BUFDG website launched on 15 November 2022, and we've got a guide to the main changes.

H E Pension Schemes Comparison Tables


Amanda Darley

Mercer and Isio have helpfully created two summary tables setting out some similarites and differences in H E pension schemes.

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BUFDG Finance Festival 2022


The 2022 BUFDG Finance Festival was a 3-day online extravaganza of all things H E Finance. We welcomed 1,300 colleagues, supporters, and speakers for 40 sessions from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th of March. The event was free to all BUFDG members as part of their institutional subscription. Members can access the recordings, slides, and other details of the event, using the menu link below.

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Upcoming Events

Time to Talk – Tax and Stipends roundtable


Online via MS Teams: 11am-12pm

HESCET webinar


Online via MS Teams - 2-3pm

London & South East Universities FD Group Meeting


Online via MS Teams: 9.30 -12.30




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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Poll: Your next big issue

What is the main issue you will be grappling with during the current quarter (Q2 Nov 22 to Jan 23)? Answer our poll to find out what’s worrying other member H E Is and to help us at BUFDG understand how best to support our members.

Respond to the poll and view the results

BUFDG Annual Report 2022

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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