.@LiamByrneMP response to Higher Education Commission @EduSkillsHE report today


Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills, commenting on a Higher Education Commission report on the future financial sustainability of higher education, said:

“This damning report reveals the reality that the Tory-led government's experiment with higher education has put the system on the road to ruin. The report could not be clearer: today's system isn't financially sustainable for students, graduates and universities alike, cuts Britain off from the best talent abroad and risks long-term damage.

“Ministers have created a black hole in the student finances, trebling fees but saddling the taxpayer with a system which is close to costing more than the one it replaced.”

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