Higher Education Remuneration Code

Consultation on Proposed Guidelines


The UK higher education sector is world-leading, with a global reputation for excellent teaching and research. Universities make a substantial impact to the economic success of our communities, regions and nations. Whilst each institution is an independent body, the public makes a significant contribution to the funding of the sector and as such, institutions must demonstrate that they are being managed in the best interests of students, the economy and society. This includes transparency in the decision making around staff remuneration.

The CUC recognises that universities can do more to explain the remuneration decisions that they make and ensure that all appropriate governance arrangements are in place. With that in mind, we have produced this draft guidance on remuneration for senior post holders.

The CUC is holding a formal consultation on a new draft set of guidelines to determine how universities should approach senior pay. Below you will find a copy of the draft guidance, along with the consultation questions and a link to the submission form.

Contributions are welcome from anyone with an interest in the reputation of the UK higher education sector.

This consultation has now closed. 


Draft Remuneration Code

Remuneration Code Consultation Questions (PDF)

Remuneration Code Consultation Questions (Word)


Any queries on the consultation process should be emailed to office@universitychairs.ac.uk.