The coalition remains determined to marketise higher education.
Mandelson says that Labour would have increased fees but would "never have trebled" them.
Ministers face a spiralling bill for loans after underestimating how many universities would charge
Education ministers need to consider the opportunity cost of student debt.
Universities minister say that students will not be able to “buy their way in to university”.
Why not lift the cap on student places altogether?
A fall in student numbers would be one way to fill the £960m funding gap.
70 per cent of universities now plan to charge £9,000 a year.
The University of Sheffield joins the £9,000 club.
Business Secretary threatens universities charging £9,000 with fewer student places.