Labour government in Wales set to to RAISE tuition fees – despite Jeremy Corbyn’s vow to scrap them

 Maximum fees are set to increase in line with inflation to up to £9,295 from 2018

THE LABOUR government in Wales are set to RAISE tuition fees next year – despite Jeremy Corbyn’s vow to scrap them.

Maximum fees are set to increase in line with inflation to up to £9,295 from autumn 2018.

 

Graduates are set to pay even MORE in tuition fees as they rise in line with inflation in England and Wales

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn vowed to scrap tuition fees if he became Prime Minister

Fees at universities in England have already to risen to this rate – and could go up even further.

And he even suggested that he was “looking at ways” to clear the debts of students who had already graduated – or to defer their fees.

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said last weekend that the policy was “an aim” because they hadn’t figured how to pay for it yet.

It was estimated that it could cost up to £100bn to write off the debts of all former students.

Labour’s Welsh Education Secretary blamed England’s policy for having to hike fees in Wales.

She said yesterday that higher education “operates in a UK-wide and international context”.

 

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She added: “We are leading the way with our shift to support living costs, but policy in England also has a direct knock-on effect.”

But Conservative Assembly Member Darren Millar said the hike was a “betrayl” of students and Labour voters.

“Just weeks ago, Labour’s first minister was telling people to vote Labour to scrap tuition fees, yet today, with amazing hypocrisy, his Government has announced a hike in the cap on tuition fees paid by Welsh students,” he said.

The loans will be only repaid after graduation and will be linked to earnings.

However, reports last week suggested that most students will never fully pay them off.

A think tank declared that graduates who went on to earn vast amounts of money would gain the most from the axe mooted by Mr Corbyn.

The IFS added that axing the £9,000 a year fees would blow an £11 billion hole in the Treasury’s coffers.

The report came just days after Damian Green, the Tory’s Deputy PM, hinted the Tories may review the fees in response to Labour’s Election surge.

Angela Rayner dismisses Jeremy Corbyn’s claim​ ​that fewer working class kids getting to university
NO, CORBYN!
Angela Rayner dismisses Jeremy Corbyn’s claim that fewer working class kids getting to university

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