Cable U-Turn over uni fees

first_imgTuesday 12 October 2010 9:15 pm Cable U-Turn over uni fees More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsappcenter_img VINCE Cable, the business secretary, yesterday completed a remarkable volte-face on university tuition fees and threw his weight behind Lord Browne’s report, which has recommended a massive rise in student contributions. Cable also dropped his long-time support for a graduate tax, insisting that it was simply “not feasible” given the parlous state of the country’s public finances. In the run up to the general election, the Liberal Democrats made much of the fact they were the only major political party to oppose any rise in tuition fees. “We will resist, vote against, campaign against, a rise in tuition fees,” Lib?Dem leader Nick Clegg said at the time. But yesterday Cable insisted the Browne report was “on the right lines”. Browne, a former chief executive of BP, has recommended that the £3,290 cap on tuition fees should be lifted, effectively allowing universities to charge as much as they like. However a tapered levy on universities that charge more than £6,000 is expected to stop fees spiralling out of control. If a university charges £12,000 instead of £11,000, it would only keep £250 of the extra revenue, whereas moving from £6,000 to £7,000 would net the institution an extra £600. Proceeds for the levy are expected to help the government underwrite the cost of much higher student loans.But there is likely to be dissent within the Lib Dem ranks. Deputy leader Simon Hughes, a standard bearer for disaffected MPs, yesterday said the report would “not be the last word on policy for funding higher education”.“All the Liberal Democrat MPs are very conscious of the positions we have taken on higher education and the policies we campaigned for at the last election,” he said in a thinly-veiled warning to the party’s leaders. whatsapp Share KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img

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