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Ministers consider higher interest rate on student loans

Ministers consider higher interest rate on student loans

A higher education funding review is likely to see a shake-up in the way interest is charged on student loans. The review, by Lord Browne, suggested a variable interest rate on student loans was a favoured option. Currently, students pay back their loans when they earn over £15,000 a year, at a low interest rate. [...]

October 11, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Lib Dems end talks with Labour

Lib Dems end talks with Labour

According to sources this evening, the Conservative party is close to forming a coalition with the Liberal Democrats after talks between the latter and the Labour Government broke down at lunchtime today. The news comes after Friday’s hung parliament result, which failed to give any political party a clear majority. As a result, the political [...]

May 11, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Gordon Brown announces resignation

Gordon Brown announces resignation

Gordon Brown has this evening announced he is stepping down as Labour leader. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, Mr Brown, who has been Prime Minister since June 2007 after the resignation of Tony Blair, said he intended to stand down as Labour leader “in the national interest”. The news comes after Friday’s hung parliament result, [...]

May 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Lib Dems will appoint social enterprise minister

Lib Dems will appoint social enterprise minister

Social enterprise will have its own government minister if the Liberal Democrats win the general election next month. In their election manifesto published today, the Lib Dems pledged to build an environmental, sustainable economy. “We believe that mutuals, co-operatives and social enterprises have an important role to play in the creation of a more balanced [...]

April 14, 2010 | 0 Comments More