Cheating Services for financial gains will soon be a criminal offense. The United Kingdom government announced via a new bill – ‘Skills and Post-16 Education Bill’
In a bid to tackle Education reform and as part of the new ‘Skills and Post-16 Education Bill’ , the UK government announced that it is going to soon declare Essay mills or contract cheating a criminal offence. When this new law comes into effect, any provision, arrangement, or advertising of “cheating services” for financial gains will be a criminal offense.
Essay mills or essay-writing services are services offered to students in exchange for a fee.
Back in 2018, University bosses called for a ban on essay-writing companies, sighting they were a aiding plagiarism and undermining hard working honest students.
Minister for Skills Alex Burghart said:
Speaking about the decision, “Essay mills are completely unethical and profit by undermining the hard work most students do. We are taking steps to ban these cheating services.”
“Banning essay mills will help to safeguard the academic integrity and standards of post-16 and higher education in England and protect students from falling prey to the deceptive marketing techniques of contract cheating services.