Calculating the Cost of Net Zero

What will achieving net zero carbon cost the HE sector? A new calculator tool and report to help HEPs adopt a long-term investment approach and plan net zero targets’

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BUFDG Mentoring Scheme

The BUFDG Mentoring scheme is open to all BUFDG members and aims to pair mentors with mentees to develop specific areas them to develop and achieve specific self-determined goals and expertise. Being involved in the scheme either as a mentor or mentee will also help you increase your awareness of different aspects of the H E environment, connect with different colleagues across the sector, and build friendships. In the majority of matches, it is envisaged that mentors and mentees will be from different institutions. This also helps to encourage cross-sector networking and engagement, another key objective of the scheme. So, whether you: work in academia, estates, finance, governance, HR, international development, planning, procurement, or research; have worked in the university sector for some time or are new to it; need a refresher, or; are simply curious about tax and universities, we hope that you will find the new guide useful. And please forward this link to anyone who needs a little bit more background, such as academics, board members or those who are simply curious about tax and universities!

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BUFDG Chair's Quarterly - Sep 2023


Erica Conway

In this edition, we have a big round-up from the Financial Reporting Group, get ‘back in the water’ for F2F events, use the new Cost of Net-Zero calculator, preview the year in tax, and Save the Date for the 2024 Finance Festival.

ISA 240 plus changes to the regulatory landscape


Ashley Shelbrooke

Resources from the Counter-Fraud Time to Talk session with KPMG

2023 USS Discount Rate Guidance now available


Amanda Darley

The 2023 guidance has been provided by Mercer

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BUFDG Finance Festival 2023


The 2023 BUFDG Finance Festival was BUFDG's big online extravaganza of all things HE finance and procurement. Over 1,000 delegates attended the sessions, spread over three days, from 13th-15th March.

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Upcoming Events

TRAC Conference 2023



The TRAC Conference will be taking place on-line this year from 1pm Tuesday 26th – 1pm Wednesday 27th September.

Time to Talk: Responsible Business (part 2)


Online via MS Teams - 10.30-11.15am

The second of two webinars presented by Lloyds Bank, focused on organisational purpose. The aim is to share Lloyds’ experience and hear from the BUFDG community on your own journeys to become more purpose led organisations.

Global Mobility Country Database

BUFDG have published a database with summaries and links to current double taxation agreements, appropriate social security position, along with other useful links, on a country by country basis.

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Tax on research e-learning

If you need an introduction to the tax treatment of research, then have a look at our recently launched e-learning course, accessible from our e-learning page

Our e-learning courses

BUFDG Annual Report 2023

In reading this report, we hope you will gain an insight into how BUFDG thinks and works, as well as the more ‘traditional’ annual report of what the organisation has achieved over the last year, and its financial situation and projections. This will hopefully show that BUFDG not only delivers value in the short-term but is also a sustainable and worthwhile partner for the whole sector in the long-term.

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