Starmer to ditch Labour’s ‘free’ university tuition pledge

From Times Higher Education: “Labour is set to abandon its commitment to abolish university tuition fees and fund English higher education through direct public spending, leader Sir Keir Starmer has said. … But the Labour leader added that the existing system, under which fees of £9,250 a year are levied, was ‘unfair’ because it ‘doesn’t work for students and doesn’t work for universities’. The party would ‘set out a fairer solution’ in the coming weeks, he said.”

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