The impact of removing London Weighting

The London Weighting (LW) is an uplift paid to London higher education institutions (HEIs) to reflect the higher costs of providing services in London. London HEIs have received the LW for many years.

The rationale for the LW is to recognise that providing a similar service in London is more costly than in the rest of the country, and that costs, such as staff salaries and property costs, are determined by local market forces that are mostly outside the influence of HEIs.

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