If You Started Uni After Fees Were Raised To £9k, Labour Wants To Write Off Your Debt
As you probably already know, Labour recently confirmed their plan to scrap tuition fees entirely for university students from this September onward, wiping any remaining fees for those who are already enrolled on a course.
Now, it seems the party intends to go one step further, seeking to remove the burden of debt from graduates, too.
Yes, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has implied that if Labour wins the general election, he intends to consider ways to write off tuition fee debt for graduates who started university after the fees were raised to £9k per year.
This means that if you started university from 2012 onward, you many not need to worry about paying off your debt for very much longer.
In a recent interview with NME, Corbyn said: “I don’t see why those that had the historical misfortune to be at university during the £9,000 period should be burdened excessively compared to those that went before or those that come after.”
While he admitted that there was no simple way of doing this, and that his suggestion was not yet an official policy, he stated: “I do understand that point and I’m entirely sympathetic to it…I will deal with it.”
For the graduates who would benefit from having their £27k debt wiped, they were there the last time big promises were made when it comes to tuition fees, so we can only hope that, if Labour do win, this doesn’t all turn out to be too good to be true.
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