The UK: the cuts begin

Somewhat later than in Ireland, universities in England are now experiencing the first wave of serious budget cuts as the new British government seeks to control public finances. The most tangible result in the first instance will be a reduction in the number of university places available this autumn from what had been planned by the outgoing Labour government. But more generally British universities can now anticipate a changed environment in which expansion will come to an end or will at least slow down, and where funds for discretionary purposes will become scarce.

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