Some surprising concessions have been announced in new government amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill, to be debated by Parliament later this week.
The government and Lords will once again have to sit around the negotiating table in order to find a way forward on the Higher Education and Research Bill.
Another twist in the tale. The Higher Education and Research Bill continues to face a tortuous battle through the Lords, as peers defeated the government on three more votes over the legislation.
As the government suffers a major defeat on the link between TEF and fees, we look at what the new amendment means and the likely next moves in the ongoing game of chess over the Higher Education and Research Bill.
Can research-led teaching survive the creation of the TEF? Jane Forster investigates the coverage of the research-teaching link in recent government announcements.