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Skidmore gives verdict on Augar recommendations

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Universities and science minister Chris Skidmore has said he is pleased that the leaked proposal to restrict university funding to students with three Ds or above “didn’t make the cut” for the post-18 education review.

In a speech to the Arts and Humanities Research Council in London on 6 June, Skidmore stressed that he had “made clear [his] concerns” over a proposal to limit tuition fee funding for students with three Ds and above at A-level, adding that he was glad it did not make it into the final report published on 30 May.

“If it had done so, it would have been completely regressive, and would have shut the door on opportunity for so many people whose lives are transformed by our world-leading universities and colleges,” he said.

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