Resource Planning

Allocating School funds and setting fee levels

Staff Resources

The Planning Division reviews and models the resource requirements of Academic Departments to inform the Annual Monitoring exercise, assists Heads of Departments in understanding their resource position and assesses bids for funds to cover sickness, maternity and sabbatical leave as they arise. In 2017/18 the staffing system for all Academic Departments moved to Cash Staffing Budgets (CSB).

Non-Staff Funding

The Planning Division calculates non-staff funding for Academic Departments.

Fee Levels

The Planning Division ensures that the fee levels for every School programme are aligned with financial planning, considered by the relevant School committees and publised externally. Recommended fee levels are considered by the Student Numbers and Fees Group, before they are approved by the Academic Planning and Resources Committee (APRC) and Council.


The Planning Division reviews how scholarship funds are allocated between the various schemes and ensures they are aligned with financial planning, in liaison with the Financial Support Office.

Value For Money

The Planning Division developed and maintains the "LSE Value for Money (VFM) Strategy", which is periodically reviewed by APRC.