Monday 6 February 2017 / 2:47 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Sale of the student loan book is a bad deal for students and the tax-payer – Angela Rayner

Angela
Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education
, commenting on the Government’s
announcement regarding the sale of the student loan book, said: 


“The Tories have tried to sell-off the student loan book before, but
abandoned the idea when they realised it was a bad deal for students and a bad
deal for the tax-payer.

"This Government never learn any lessons – this sale will do nothing to
ease the burden of debt piled on students by the Tories who have trebled
tuition fees and scrapped maintenance grants.


“Labour
has committed to restoring maintenance grants to help young people from all
backgrounds have access to University.”


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