Students will face no rise in tuition fees next year, ministers have announced.
The maximum for courses in 2020 will remain at £9,250, with no inflation-linked increase.
The Tories have been looking for a way to help students since Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would scrap tuition fees altogether.
Universities minister Chris Skidmore added yesterday that maintenance loans for living costs would be raised ‘to the highest-ever level, keeping more money in students’ pockets’.
A review had called for a cut in tuition fees to £7,500, along with a longer repayment period for student debt – forcing middle earners to pay back more before loans are written off. A decision on the proposals is yet to be made.