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UCU Scotland disappointed at draft budget

12 December 2018 | last updated: 9 May 2019

UCU Scotland responded to the release of the draft Scottish government budget by stating the funding settlement failed to match 'politicians' warm words'.

Commenting on the Scottish Government draft budget statement and the settlement for higher education funding Mary Senior, UCU Scotland official, said: 'This is a deeply disappointing budget for Scottish higher education. Today's real terms cut to the sector's funding will ultimately hit students the hardest. 

If we value our universities and the teaching, knowledge exchange and research they provide, then we needed a funding settlement to match the politicians' warm words.  Sadly, we've not seen that today.'
The Scottish government's draft budget document can be found here. The higher education revenue and capital budgets are in table 8.06 on page 115.