TRAC guidance for 2018-19 returns now available

July 2019

Version 2.4 of the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) guidance is now available. This version should be used for TRAC returns for the academic year 2018-19. A change log is provided at Annex 1.1a to help identify updates.  This includes confirmation of the sign-off requirements for the Annual TRAC…

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Understanding the impact of income cross-flows on financial sustainability

March 2019

The Financial Sustainability Strategy Group (FSSG) has published its report on ‘Understanding the impact of income cross-flows on financial sustainability in the UK higher education sector’. The report uses TRAC data to provide an insight into the extent of the income cross-flows and reports on the benefits they provide.

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Recruitment for TRAC Development Group

January 2019

Please note: This invitation is now closed. Invitation for new members and Chair to support the work of the group We wish to invite expressions of interest from potential members from across the UK to provide additional strength to the existing membership of the TRAC Development Group…

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Margin for Sustainability and Investment: Analysis of 2016-17 data

August 2018

A report has been published summarising the analysis of the Margin for Sustainability and Investment (MSI) data reported in the 2016-17 Annual Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) returns to UK higher education funding bodies. This follows the adoption of the MSI in place of the two sustainability adjustments used up…

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TRAC Conference – bookings open

June 2018

Bookings are now open for the TRAC Practitioners’ Conference ‘TRAC in a changing and more challenging environment’, which is taking place on 24 September 2018.

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