The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
Posts Tagged: Students
Neil O’Brien: How we can win support from younger voters – and turn our present strength into an enduring majority
For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.
The savings for the taxpayer could be used to boost training opportunities for other young people.
Since 2010 the Tories have helped to drive forward transformational change – but Labour’s half-baked plan to abolish tuition fees could put it all at risk.
Philip Salter: Letting overseas students stay to work is right, and opens up new opportunities for our economy
Almost half of the UK’s fastest-growing startups have at least one foreign-born founder – many of whom came to the UK to study, then stayed to work.
If it is seen as creating a back-door for low-skilled immigration it risks eroding the very public trust which has given the Government political space to liberalise the rules.
Rachel Wolf: The Birmingham schools gay relationships row. Religious conservatives won’t like it, but government must take a stand.
You can’t ignore the existence of couples and families that you’ve actively supported in legislation.
Alison Wolf: The Augar Review takes productivity, Industrial Strategy and skills seriously. Will the new Prime Minister listen?
Universities have generally had an excellent decade, but the rest of the system has not. It’s time to correct the imbalance.
The Government should not be heaping what amount to extra taxes on those just getting by. For progressive change, ministers must look elsewhere.
Nick Hillman: Don’t be swayed by the outrage. Treating EU students like other non-British students makes sense.
There are real problems with the Government’s general approach to international students. But morally and economically, this decision is the right one.
Mark Harper: Here are the reforms we need to make to the Apprenticeship Levy, Further Education and student funding
Shifting the focus to FE is not only the right thing to do, but would send a powerful message.
It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.
Durham Students Union is looking into ways of shutting down a new pro-life group on campus. This group is entirely unaffiliated with the students union.
Will Tanner and Guy Miscampbell: A graduate tax cut would put money back in the pockets of young people
The costs could be offset by encouraging a tenth of students away from low-value university and towards higher-value technical education.
Andrew Green: The new Immigration White Paper. Not just damaging, but a disaster – both for control and the Conservatives
Others would say that the appointment of a profoundly business-friendly Home Secretary was bound to lead to a weakening of immigration policy.