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Chair's Quarterly

Every quarter BUFDG publishes a Quarterly newsletter, for anyone working on or with the Higher Education sector. The newsletter aims to alert readers to new developments, improve understanding of key issues, and contribute to a more efficient and effective sector. If you have any questions, feedback, or ideas about the newsletter, drop Matt an email.


Chair's Quarterly - Vol 11 - June 2022

This edition says goodbye to Sarah Randall-Paley, BUFDG's outgoing Chair. It also covers a sector sustainability reporting project, an update at TEC, and more about BUFDG staffing, the annual meeting, e-learning, a new tax guide, and the forthcoming new website

Chair's Quarterly - Vol 10 - March 2022

After February’s storms we hope this Quarterly hails the beginning of Spring. In this edition we preview the imminent Finance Festival, the ESG challenge, online education strategies, developments in the world of payments, and the Health and Social Care Levy.

Chair's Quarterly - Vol 9 - December 2021

This edition looks ahead to our Finance Festival in March, which is completely free to all BUFDG member staff, and for which registration is now open. It also covers: what might be on an FD’s ‘worry list’; a broader view of internal audit; the surprisingly significant – and imminent – plastic packaging tax, and; how to measure, monitor, and report social value in your procurement contracts.


Chair's Quarterly - Vol 8 - September 2021

Our first article is from Amanda Darley, in her new role as BUFDG’s Head of Operations and Engagement. It looks at how BUFDG will look to support your HEI over the coming year. Also included are big updates on Financial Reporting and TRAC, as well as articles covering the sector's approach to energy usage, cyber-insurance, and resourcing your tax teams for the near future.


Chair's Quarterly - Vol 7 - June 2021

This edition covers some of the key challenges facing the sector, with guest commentary from sector CFOs on USS valuation and reform, and IT investment. We also have articles from the BUFDG team on restoring trust in audit and corporate governance, and staying the right side of overseas employment laws - as well as rounding-up our first ever online Annual Conference.


Chair's Quarterly - Vol 6 - March 2021

The big news for this edition is BUFDG’s Annual Conference from 15th-19th March. This Quarterly is a ‘Conference Special’ - as well as an article introducing the new event format, we feature three articles from attending supporting organisations.


Chair's Quarterly - Vol 5 - December 2020

Over the last few months since the last edition our institutions have managed through some of the most severe challenges the sector has known. The articles this time around look at those challenges from different perspectives, as well as at some challenges still to come.


Chair's Quarterly - Vol 4 - September 2020

This quarter we look at the challenges of being a CFO in the current climate, with further articles on pensions, planning systems, and BUFDG's digital future 


Chair's Quarterly - Vol 3 - June 2020

This edition covers the cancellation of conferece, the tax, financing, and other challenges of Covid-19, the sector’s response to the crisis, and an article from colleagues at UNIAC.


Chair's Quarterly - Vol 2 - March 2020

This quarter we cover Coronavirus and other risks, SORP developments, Costing and why it matters, Sustainability reporting, and more general news on what we’ve been up to.


Chair's Quarterly - Vol 1 - December 2019

This first edition covers the launch of our accessible new guide to Understanding University Finance, the impact of pension scheme changes on university financial statements, news of a couple of new services from BUFDG, and an introduction to the work of Professional HE Services for those who aren’t familiar.







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