Welsh Conservatives will take part in HE review


Commenting on the statement from the Welsh Government on its review into Higher Education funding, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:

"Welsh Conservatives played a key role in cross-party talks securing a U-turn from the Welsh Government to prevent Labour kicking the pressing issue of higher education funding into the long grass beyond the next Assembly elections.

"Welsh Conservatives will be playing a full part in this review to establish a sustainable way of funding Welsh universities, which can deliver the resources HE institutions need and deliver value for money for taxpayers.

"Labour’s current tuition fee subsidy is unsustainable, is a drain on taxpayers and is sending tens of millions of pounds to English universities, so I am hopeful that this review will be able to recommend a suitable replacement."

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