A less bureaucratic approach will ease hardship and bring more money in. But the Government also needs to ensure equal rules apply for all that are owed money.
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It continues to clear the deficit, prepare for Brexit, and back our businesses with the support they need to boost productivity.
The Shadow Chancellor doesn’t know the current cost of debt interest.
Hammond’s plan – from abolishing Stamp Duty for most first-time buyers, through to reforms to help Universal Credit recipients.
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
Letting disagreements about Brexit leak into the Budget’s treatment could deal the Government irreparable damage – and voters much harm.
Ideas for the Budget 5) James Kirkup: Ditch the surplus target. Build new towns. Raise inheritance taxes and boost universal credit.
The Social Market Foundation isn’t tied to any party. We’re centrists – our advice and ideas on offer to anyone who wants to put common sense ahead of ideology.
Young people eat out, often several times a week – my fiancée and I could only afford to eat out once a month at most. They are also better paid, absolutely and relatively.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
Not only would many borrowers feel pain, but the Opposition might well be tempted to seize the chance to pile on the pressure.
We need to look at the write-off threshold more than the repayment threshold or bottom line fees to make a difference that young graduates can relate to.
Our take is that what matters to students at least as much as their finances in the future is their finances now. Miinisters should mull a universal maintenance loan.
Lord Ashcroft: The general election. How the Conservatives damaged their reputation for competence without gaining one for compassion.
Nearly everything believed to exercise Labour more than the Tories was also named more often as a priority for “me and my family” than for Britain as a whole.
Ryan Shorthouse: Universities have enjoyed a leap in funding – vice-chancellors must act responsibly in return
It is wrong for those at the top to take advantage of the generosity of government, students, and other, far less well-remunerated, academic staff.
A review of student finance, to report before Brexit, would be a better way of proceeding than panic announcements at next month’s Party Conference.