Set up following the Joint Future Thinking Taskforce on Universities, the Tripartite Advisory Group (TAG) enables a new, more open and direct relationship between the Scottish Government, the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and Universities Scotland. It allows universities to offer feedback to the SFC on how well the new General Fund and Horizon Fund are operating, and how quickly the SFC is moving to a "lighter touch" approach and giving universities the autonomy they need to innovate and develop. TAG has also started to develop a shared evidence base on which to base its advice to the Scottish Government about the level of public investment required to maintain broad overall comparability with the rest of the UK and remain internationally competitive.
The terms of reference for the TAG and the minutes of meetings are publicly available. The remit of expert technical sub group established by TAG and associated papers are also available.