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The Higher Education Commission is an independent body made up of leaders from the education sector, the business community and the major political parties.

Established in response to demand from Parliamentarians for a more informed and reflective discourse on higher education issues, the Commission examines higher education policy, holds evidence-based inquiries, and produces written reports with recommendations for policymakers.

The Commission is chaired by Lord Norton, a Conservative peer and academic. The Commission's work is generously supported by UPP.

HE Commission commitment to transparency and scrutiny

The Higher Education Commission is entirely committed to ensuring its activities and funding are entirely transparent. The Commission regularly lobbies Government on key education issues, campaigning widely for improved policy across government departments. Under no circumstances does the Commission endorse, support, lobby for or campaign on behalf of one organisation. 

The Commission operates according to a strict Code of Governance. The Commission is administered by Policy Connect, a cross-party, non-profit think tank based in Southwark. Policy Connect is entirely committed to upholding the principle of transparency in UK parliamentary and public affairs and welcomes any questions you may have on its work and activities. 

This is not an official feed of the House of Commons of the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. This commission is an informal group of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in the webpages are those of the group.