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.
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.