Recruitment and job security for early-career faculty members in the United Kingdom will become more uncertain as government funding for higher education declines, says a trade union. The University and College Union (UCU) in London released a study of higher-education revenues on 5 January. The report says that the proportion of university income accounted for by government funding, estimated to be 31.6% for 2010–11, will fall to 15% by 2014–15. That will probably lead to a reduction in long-term, renewable contracts for junior faculty members, says Stephen Court, the UCU's senior research officer. “The shifting pattern of income from the government will make university employment more precarious,” he says.