Tuition fees cut could be devastating for universities, say peers

According to The Guardian, proposals to reduce tuition fees for students in England would have severe consequences for universities, which are already struggling in a challenging financial environment, a Lords committee has said.

The Augar review into post-18 education and funding, which reported this year, recommended that annual tuition fees should be cut to a maximum of £7,500 per year, from £9,250 at present. Ministers are considering the proposal.

The House of Lords science and technology committee‘s chair, Narendra Patel, said “The Augar review has completely missed the mark by not considering research funding in its review. By ignoring research and cross-subsidies, it has made recommendations which, if implemented, could prove harmful to the already challenging ecosystem of university funding.”House of Lords science and technology committee

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