Consultation outcome

Office for Students: monetary and financial penalties

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Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

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Original consultation


We are seeking views on the monetary and financial penalties the Office for Students (OfS) may impose on registered higher education providers.

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Consultation description

We are consulting on the:

  • proposed maximum monetary penalty the OfS may impose for breach of an ongoing registration condition
  • matters (mandatory factors) the Secretary of State should require the OfS to consider (or not consider) when imposing a monetary penalty
  • approach to financial penalties for late payment of OfS registration fees and other fees, including the penalty amount and interest charged
Published 14 December 2017
Last updated 22 March 2018 + show all updates
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