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    A brief history of tuition fees in England
     
    1998 - Labour introduce fees of £1000. There were exemptions for students whose family earned less than £23000 per year.
    The student grant was abolished.
     
    2001 - Labour election manifesto pledge that they will not introduce top-up fees.
     
    2004 - Labour introduce top-up fees to increase annual fees to £3000.
     
    April 2010 - 57 LibDem candidates sign pledges not to increase tuition fees.
     
    May 2010 - LibDems join Tories to vote for increased fees up to £9000 per year.

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