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Future News - Growing privatisation of higher education

Growing privatisation of higher education

Growing privatisation of higher education

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
Lawmakers/legislators

The source of this Weak Signal: 
Ministers have voted for plans to allow universities in England to charge tuition fees of up to £9,000 per year.

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
As reported by the BBC, the UK government has pushed through plans to allow universities to charge up to £9,000 per year, raising the cap from its current level of £3,290. Universities wanting to charge more than £6,000 would have to undertake measures, such as offering bursaries, summer schools and outreach programmes, to encourage students from poorer backgrounds to apply.