It’s wrong that so many young people are induced to wrack up debt for qualifications that do not boost their prospects.
Posts Tagged: Tuition Fees
Nick Hillman: Three options for higher education. Less support for students, fewer of them – or else they pay more
If if the higher education sector must take some further pain in the spending review, then the last option is the least bad.
Richard Holden: My young constituents want to pay less tax and afford a home. We must lift the University debts that hold them back.
A major part of the problem is high tax rates driven by borrowing for higher education courses that they’d be better off not taking.
Exactly a decade after forming a government with the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats are languishing on the political fringes – where did it all go wrong?
Neil O’Brien: How the Conservatives can do better with younger voters. And remain a compassionate party.
After crushing Labour last year, it might be tempting to rest on our laurels. But we need to act now to keep the extreme left locked out of Number 10.
Julian Brazier: Universities in the bottom half of the sector would howl. But here are the reforms we should make to the system.
Surely there is a strong case for capping student applications, not in arbitrary numerical terms, but on the basis of academic achievement at school?
Anna Firth: We need a plan to regain the university seats, and win over the students who flocked to Corbyn
We won the election but suffered badly in places like Canterbury, which I contested.
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
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.
Hunt interview: “I’m clearly second-placed now to Boris, and ready to argue that we have better choices as a country than he is offering.”
He says he’s best placed to deliver Brexit, slash corporation tax and beat Corbyn. And adds “I am not going to criticise Boris for going to a posher public school than me.”
The Government should not be heaping what amount to extra taxes on those just getting by. For progressive change, ministers must look elsewhere.
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
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.
Charging the same amount for different courses does not make sense. Fees should be slashed, but with the threshold for repayments lowered.
This establishment panel will not challenge inefficiency. Parents and business are not represented. Colleges need an incentive to provide a better deal.