Peer sniffs ‘real chance’ of success on UK contract cheating law

From Times Higher Education: “The backbench peer driving forward legislation to outlaw essay mills in the UK has said that the bill now has a ‘real chance’ of succeeding. … Speaking at the Higher Education Policy Institute’s annual conference last month, education secretary Gavin Williamson said that the government would ‘like to work with Lord Storey to see if we can deliver’ a law against contract cheating. … According to data from the Quality Assurance Agency, there were 932 contract cheating websites operating in the UK earlier this year, up from 881 in October 2020 and 635 in June 2018.

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