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Compliance and regulation

As a trusted statistics agency with a statutory function, we are committed to the highest standards of conduct.

HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited is a not-for-profit private limited company owned by its members. The members are Universities UK and GuildHE. HESA is funded by subscriptions from the higher education providers from whom we collect data.

Our Governance and company information includes our registration details, a list of our trustees, and our latest trustees report and financial statement.

As the Designated Data Body for England we have a close relationship with the Office for Students.

Data protection is pivotal in everything that we do. Our data protection pages include guidance for HE providers and privacy information for data subjects.

As a producer of Official Statistics, we comply with the Code of Practice for Statistics.

HESA is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, we always do our best to answer any queries we receive about the data that we collect.

We take complaints about our services very seriously and try to address concerns swiftly and thoroughly.