THE: University Alliance tells coalition: if you want efficiency, cut the red tape

Reform of university employment contracts, pensions and taxation is needed if the higher education sector is to find efficiency savings in the age of austerity, a mission group report has warned.

The University Alliance says its institutions could help deliver “radical reforms” such as partnerships with private providers and mergers, but only if the government plays its part by loosening regulation.

The study, Efficiency, Leadership and Partnership: An Approach that Delivers Shared Economic Priorities, uses a series of case studies to argue that the mission group’s members are driving the search for efficiency.

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