Impact of fees increase monitored

Press Association

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An independent commission has been established to monitor the impact of increased university fees in England over the next three years, it has been announced.

The four-person panel, chaired by journalist Will Hutton, will produce a series of reports assessing the impact of the increase in fees on application and admissions trends in universities, considering in particular the effect on young people from low and middle income backgrounds.