Ham­mond con­sid­ers cut to univer­sity tu­ition fees

The Sunday Telegraph - - News -

The Chan­cel­lor is con­sid­er­ing cut­ting tu­ition fees to £7,500 a year amid con­cerns that uni­ver­si­ties are fail­ing to de­liver stu­dents value for money, it has been sug­gested.

Philip Ham­mond is con­sid­er­ing pro­pos­als that could see fees re­struc­tured ac­cord­ing to em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties associated with in­di­vid­ual cour­ses, ac­cord­ing to The Sun­day Times. It is thought that he may also be con­sid­er­ing re­duc­ing the cap on fees, which cur­rently stands at £9,250, to £7,500.

It comes af­ter The Sun­day Tele­graph re­vealed last week that Theresa May was look­ing at cut­ting in­ter­est rates on stu­dent loans and forc­ing uni­ver­si­ties to lower tu­ition fees in a bid to win back young vot­ers.

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