Zahawi arrives with entry bar and loan changes on agenda

From Times Higher Education: “Nadhim Zahawi takes over as education secretary ahead of a spending review crucial for English universities – but he may have little scope to influence the outcome, which is tipped to be a government-preferred option of entry restrictions combined with making loan repayments kick in for lower-earning graduates. Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle on 15 September, which saw Gavin Williamson sacked as education secretary, came after the deadline for departmental submissions to the Treasury in the comprehensive spending review, the outcome of which will be announced on 27 October.”

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