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Loan repayments to start at £25k

Speaking at the start of the Conservative Party conference in Manchester earlier this month, Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled plans to raise the earning threshold at which university graduates have to begin repaying their student debts to £25,000 per year. Currently, graduates begin to pay back their student loans once they earn more than…

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The absurdity of Jeremy Hunt’s “cultural signal”

In spite of criticism of the cuts being made to Working Tax Credits (WTCs), Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has defended the Conservative Welfare Bill, labelling the cuts as “a very important cultural signal”. He went on to compare the British economy with the Chinese economy, stating: “My wife is Chinese, and if we want this…