Resource Planning

Staff Resources

The Planning Division models and reviews the resource requirements of Academic Departments as part of Annual Monitoring. The staffing system for all Academic Departments is Cash Staffing Budgets (CSB).

We also assist Heads of Departments to understand their resource position and assess funding bids for staff sickness and non-recurrent cover for staff on sabbatical leave. In relation to the latter we maintain the Replacement Teaching Compensation guidelines.

Non-Staff Funding

In term of non-staff funding for Academic Departments we maintain the Departmental Funding Model guidelines, which are updated twice a year to reflect the initial allocation of departmental funding in July for the following academic year and the rebalanced allocation in November/December.


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 LSE's Value for Money (VFM) Strategy, which is periodically reviewed by APRC.