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Guardian: High-earning graduates could face 20% levy on top of tuition fees

August 16, 2010

High-earning graduates could face a 20% levy as well as tuition fees under proposals for university funding to be considered by ministers this autumn. The proposed system of surcharges could mean t...

The Sunday Times: Graduates face £4,000 levy on pay

August 15, 2010

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Financial Times: Cable considers earnings-based college fee plan

August 15, 2010

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Response to suggestions to the Times Higher Education on how research funding could change

August 12, 2010

Responding to suggestions to the Times Higher Education on how research funding could change, Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance said: “In this challenging economic environment it i...

Guardian: Tackling the taxing problem of funding universities

August 10, 2010

Busy warning universities of tough times ahead, ministers need to find cuts fast to placate George Osborne. Cut research science? Or apprenticeships? No thanks. They need Browne to extract more [&h...

Response to the HEFCE grant allocation letter received by universities

July 22, 2010

Responding to the HEFCE grant allocation letter received by universities this week, Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said: “HEFCE have dealt with a difficult funding environment ...

Guardian: Good university funding guide

July 20, 2010

Lord Browne’s independent review of student funding seemed to have been pre-empted last week by ministers. Could he still spring a surprise? The Guardian offers a rundown of the options [&hel...

THE: University Alliance tells coalition: if you want efficiency, cut the red tape

July 17, 2010

Reform of university employment contracts, pensions and taxation is needed if the higher education sector is to find efficiency savings in the age of austerity, a mission group report has […]

Comment on the latest UCAS application figures

July 16, 2010

Commenting on the latest UCAS application figures, Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance said: “It is a very positive reflection of the aspiration and achievements of young people that...

The Independent: Vince Cable announces 'graduate tax' plan

July 15, 2010

Graduates will have to pay more for their university education in the future, Vince Cable said today, under sweeping reforms being considered by the Government. Higher graduate contributions are th...