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English universities advertise fee hike

Universities signal that they intend to charge tuition fees of £9,250 in 2017-18.

Today’s papers

At least three universities have announced that they intend to raise their tuition fees in line with inflation, reports the Financial Times.  The BBC says that Durham University, the University of Kent and Royal Holloway, University of London, have all advertised the charges on their websites. The Guardian notes that it is the first time that fees have risen since they were trebled in 2012. The Independent quotes a Liberal Democrat MP as saying that universities are displaying "dreadful arrogance" by warning students of the increase, a claim that is hard to substantiate.

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