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OfS sets out approach to fining universities amid worries

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Regulator admits institutions have expressed concerns over potential £500,000 fines and damage to their reputations

The Office for Students has set out how it will impose financial penalties on universities that breach its rules, despite concerns raised by institutions about the potential damage to their reputations and the size of the fines they may face.

England’s regulator promised it will issue fines “in a proportionate and targeted way” to address breaches of rules such as not providing courses of sufficient quality and that this will “provide a credible deterrent to future non-compliance”.

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