Conservatives abolish grants for poorer students

In last week’s budget the government announced that maintenance grants for poorer students would be replaced by loans from 2016/17. These grants are targeted at families on incomes of less than £25,000 with a decreasing amount available for households on incomes up to £42,620. Latest figures from...

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Liberal Democrat campaign means 16-year-olds in Tower Hamlets are a step closer to voting in local elections

Sixteen-year-olds in Tower Hamlets could soon vote for their local councillor after the Liberal Democrats embarrassed David Cameron in the House of Lords this week. Lib Dem peers tabled an amendment to a bill to give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to choose their local councillors. The amendment ...

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Housing - Right to Buy and Housing Benefit cuts will entrench inequality

Today’s budget added the removal of housing benefit from under-21s to worrying recent developments in Tory housing policy. The new ‘Right to Buy’ is already asset-stripping housing association houses without properly providing replacements, entrenching inequality in the housing market even furthe...

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