- Quality Assessment (QA) and the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) should be integrated into a single system.
- TEF should not by itself be used to determine whether universities can charge undergraduates more for their tuition. The proposed link with tuition fees should be introduced for well-established universities passing a new risk-based QA threshold.
- Any future QA system should continue to separate the role of assuring quality from the role of funder and lead regulator.
- The principles of provider self-evaluation, peer review and quality enhancement should be embedded in any new QA and TEF framework.