Student loans reach 'tipping point'

Student loans reach 'tipping point'

Graduates face rising costs of studying

Graduates face rising nu

First published in News

Student loans are in crisis, suggests a report by the department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

In the report, published last Tuesday, MPs said half of all student loans would never be paid back.

Executive director of the Association of Secondary Heads in Essex, Richard Thomas, said he thought there was a growing trend towards apprenticeships.

He said: “High level apprenticeships need to be made more accessible to students.

“There is growth in the numbers choosing to earn while learning, with a job at the end.

“If I was a young person now, I would be worried about university."

Full Spotlight in this week's Maldon and Burnham Standard.

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4:16pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

Student debts are ridiculous - imagine starting life owing £30,000+.

If people earn more then have them pay more from a graded income tax. And those that earn lots of money and didn't go to uni then they can also pay more as their children will go to university. And we are all happy to chip in a bit for some students at University - for example I am quite happy to pay doctors to train but I hope I don't need to use them.

And the arithmetic is poor - many at the bottom of the graduate level will never earn enough to pay back these taxes - think of teachers, for example who are already committed now to social housing for life.
Student debts are ridiculous - imagine starting life owing £30,000+. If people earn more then have them pay more from a graded income tax. And those that earn lots of money and didn't go to uni then they can also pay more as their children will go to university. And we are all happy to chip in a bit for some students at University - for example I am quite happy to pay doctors to train but I hope I don't need to use them. And the arithmetic is poor - many at the bottom of the graduate level will never earn enough to pay back these taxes - think of teachers, for example who are already committed now to social housing for life. Jack222
  • Score: -2

10:18pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Dengie D says...

A new level of incoherent drivel from Jack222
A new level of incoherent drivel from Jack222 Dengie D
  • Score: 3

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