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Office for Students: Finance

Question for Department for Education

UIN 110522, tabled on 24 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the percentage increase is of funding from his Department to the Office for Students in the financial year 2021-22 compared to 2020-21.

Answered on

1 February 2022

The total Strategic Priorities Grant available to the Office for Students for distribution was £1,433 million in financial year 2021-22, an £11 million (0.8%) increase compared to the previous year. This excludes funding that is distributed by Research England, and one-off capital and non-capital grants for COVID-19.

For the last academic year, the Department for Education also provided an additional £85 million to the Office for Students to distribute to higher education providers for supporting students in hardship.