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Finance

Threshold raised for student loans

From 6 April 2018, university graduates were able to earn more before they begin to repay their student loan. Changes to student finance increased the repayment threshold for English and Welsh undergraduates who started during or after September 2012 from £21,000 to £25,000 a year, with the threshold to be adjusted annually to remain in…

Finance

Student Finance: how to make it last

When it comes to managing your finances, there are no rulebooks. Life would be much easier if there were. Everyone has different incomes and circumstances. Let us be clear on one thing – I cannot tell you how to spend your money. However, what I can offer you are a few tips to help those…

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Non repayment of student loans to become a criminal offence

Graduates who fail to repay their student loans on time could be prosecuted, the universities minister has announced. Jo Johnson has announced that the government will have “zero tolerance” for anyone found to be deliberately avoiding repayments of their student debt. It is also working to improve its information on ex-students now living and working…

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Osborne may face student loan U-turn legal action

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, could face legal action over his decision to freeze the student loan repayment rate, rather than keeping it in line with rises in inflation, a decision that has meant that a proportion of students could be more than £300 worse off every year after graduation. Osborne froze the income…

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Government admits not researching effect of replacing grants

Many of us will know by now that maintenance grants are to be scrapped, and will be replaced by maintenance loans, as of 2016. Lesser known, however, is the news that the government did not investigate how this change would affect applications made from disadvantaged backgrounds, apparently abandoning their “evidence-based policy”. Jo Johnson, the Universities…

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