The move to increase university tuition fees in England to £9,250 has been launched - without any announcement from the Department for Education.
The changes to the fees, affecting more than 500,000 students beginning in the autumn, was put onto a government website last week.
It will mean tuition fees will begin to rise each year with inflation.
The Department for Education has rejected suggestions it wanted to deflect attention from the increase.
The regulations for the fee increase were not put on to the announcements on the…