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THE: Budget 2015: fees can rise for universities with ‘high-quality teaching’

Our response to the Chancellor’s Budget announcements for Higher Education was picked up in Times Higher Education‘s coverage.

Mr Osborne announced that universities with “high-quality teaching” will be allowed to raise tuition fees in line with inflation from 2017-18.  The chancellor also confirmed in the Budget that student maintenance grants will be scrapped and switched to loans from 2016-17 onwards for new students. Meanwhile the Government will consult on freezing the loan repayment threshold for five years.

You can read our full response to the Budget here.