Battle lines drawn as Lib Dems fight tuition fee rises
"Plans for a massive rise in student fees are in danger of being defeated by rebellious Liberal Democrat MPs.
"The long-awaited inquiry by the former BP boss Lord Browne into student finance is set to recommend the current £3,290 cap on top-up fees be lifted when it is published tomorrow. Most universities are expected to charge students £7,000 a year. The report will rule out a graduate tax as originally favoured by the Liberal Democrats.
"Lord Browne also suggests allowing some of Britain's most selective universities to charge even higher fees. However if they charge more than £7,000 they will have to find bursaries to pay for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to meet the costs - with the money coming out of their own coffers. Higher education analysts say this could lead to charges of £15,000 a year being levied."
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"Battle lines drawn as Lib Dems fight tuition fee rises", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 21/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/battle-lines-drawn-as-lib-dems-fight-tuition-fee-rises