Ministers can’t ignore the UK’s higher education debt crisis | Phillip Inman

UK universities may soon struggle to repay billions in borrowing but the government can’t afford to let them fail

It should be one of the bright spots in the British economy, one that shines through the Brexit gloom, but the higher education sector has become a pin on which balances the most enormous mountain of debt.

And with speculation that institutions may be in financial trouble circulating around the sector, ministers are nervous.

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