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Students to face unlimited fees
"Instead it proposes a free market in fees - setting out models of charges up to £12,000 a year for a degree course."-BBC
Before the release of the report there were some criticism on if higher fees would make it tougher for poorer students to attend university, now the groups have £12,000 a year figure to debate. With UCU lectueres saying it would be the end of 'affordable higher education'.
The report was commissioned by the previous government, but has now been released into a coalition government. In some news outlet it was discussed into how the Lib Dems put down their graduate tax idea, but stated many of the MPs would reject the removal of caps. The BBC states the plans could create a backbench rebellion from Lib Dems.
"Lord Browne told BBC Breakfast: "We have taken off the cap but we haven't taken off the restrictions." [...] "They would be paying the same interest rate as the government uses to borrow. They will only pay it back when their earnings go above £21,000," he said.
"If you choose to go into a job which doesn't pay very much or if you choose to go out of the workforce to build a family, you won't have to pay it back.
[...]CURRENT UK TUITION FEES
* England, Wales, Northern Ireland: Max £3,290 pa
* Scotland: Free to Scottish and EU students, £1,820 pa to other UK (£2,895 for medicine)
* Students from elsewhere in the EU pay the same as those locally
* Students from outside the EU pay whatever the university charges
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