This extract from the Conservative Party Manifesto 2015 indicates that accelerated degrees are still on the Government's agenda. Typically accelerated degrees have fallen unto the flexible learning bucket, at least from the Government's perspective. Personally, I beg to differ. I can't see how getting students to foresake their long summer break in favour of effectively having a four term year allows them greater choice of how, what, when and where they learn.
Various evaluations of accelerated degrees are available. See the following:
Dr Alison Le Cornu is a freelance Consultant in Academic Practice working in higher education. She specialises in flexible learning which she understands as empowering learners by giving them the ability to choose how, what, where and when they study. This is very dependent on institutional systems and structures having the capacity to facilitate this. She works with institutions at all levels to help them bring about the institutional/student partnership that this requires.