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Peter Ainsworth
11 June 2015
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The current system of financing higher education is stuck in a rut. It does not work particularly well for anybody: A lot of students end up saddled with debt; large amounts of debt have to be...
Ryan Bourne
24 February 2015
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In an age of big challenges, the general election campaign seems to be throwing up a host of small ideas. The Labour Party is currently quibbling internally over how to finance a policy of cutting...
Peter Ainsworth
26 January 2015
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Liam Byrne, shadow universities minister, was quoted in the New Statesman recently in relation to tuition fees, saying: ‘We've just got to ask ourselves, how much more debt are we going to...
John Bell
2 August 2010
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A graduate tax would set a worrying precedent. The implication from Vince Cable that anything correlated with increased income should be taxed leads to absurd conclusions. What next? A tall tax? Or...
Len Shackleton
16 July 2010
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One of the things which the Blair government got right was establishing the principle of student fees in higher education. It is depressing to see our hyperactive coalition government, in the person...