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ONS announcement on accounting treatment of student loans

17 December 2018

​UUK response to ONS announcement on accounting treatment of student loans

The ONS decision comes ahead of the post-18 review of HE and FE funding in England which is expected to report in early 2019.

Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK, said: “At a time when demand for highly-skilled graduates is growing, it is essential that universities are properly and sustainably funded to ensure students receive the high quality university experience they rightly expect. That means avoiding kneejerk reactions to the ONS review which would reduce the amount universities receive per student or lead to fewer students being able to benefit from higher education. Cuts to fees or capping student numbers risks throwing the progress that government and universities have made on social mobility into reverse.”


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