The Hazelkorn review was published in March 2016, an independent review of post-compulsory higher education in Wales.
It considered the regulation and oversight of post-compulsory education and training in Wales, with a specific focus on the role of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).
The Progressive Agreement contained a commitment that the Welsh Government would be “consulting further on the specific recommendations of the Hazelkorn review”.
In January 2017 Kirsty Williams accepted the recommendations in principle.
A consultation has been launched, taking forward the recommendations of the Hazelkorn review with proposals to replace HEFCW with a new commission overseeing the higher and further education sector. It will regulate the skills sector and have responsibility for funding research and innovation.