The Competition Implications of Lifting the Cap on University Tuition Fees

October 18, 2010

(by Andreas Stephan) The prospect of abolishing the cap on University tuition fees in England raises a number of competition issues. Apart from coordination in setting fees, a particular danger exists in relation to bursaries in clearing. There may also be the facilitation of parallel pricing through focal points, such as the level of fees underwritten by the government or the figure of £7,000 suggested by the media and by the Business Secretary. Read the rest of this entry »