The Government today announced further reforms to the regulatory framework for the higher education sector in England in the absence of primary legislation. The Higher Education Funding Council for England also published a new "operating framework" following confirmation that HEFCE is to have a regulatory oversight and coordination role. It is proposed by the autumn of 2014 that HEFCE should publish a Register of Higher Education Provision which sets out core information about each higher education provider, including how the provider is funded. This is to apply to all providers in the "regulated sector" and is intended to act as a public record and a "consumer safeguard". All providers have a responsibility to ensure that they are financially sustainable and HEFCE is noted in the Operating Framework as the main regulator of an institution's financial sustainability. In exceptional circumstances, the proposed new Register may include a "risk flag".