Universities given permission to increase tuition fees every year
New legislation allows universities to raise fees annually, despite new teaching quality measurements delayed until 2020.
Almost all universities in England have been granted permission to increase tuition fees year-on-year, following new legislation being pushed through Parliament before the general election.
Ministers claim the new legislation comes as part of efforts to improve teaching in higher education, offering greater value for money for new students.
But the Teaching Excellence Framework – designed to monitor quality and allowing institutions to up their fees accordingly – will not be implemented until 2020.