FT – Osborne removes cap on university numbers

Helen Warrell reports that institutions which stand to gain most are those in the middle of the market, since they are now free to be more innovative.

The University Alliance – an umbrella group of 23 universities including Oxford Brookes and the University of the West of England – welcomed the expansion, noting that the extra places would ensure the UK is able to meet the need for highly skilled graduates and thereby strengthen the economy.

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