LDVideo: Danny Alexander – ‘No-one wants bonus culture’

by Stephen Tall on January 30, 2012

Here’s Lib Dem chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander interviewed on Sunday lunchtime, defending the Coalition’s decision not to demand RBS chief executive Stephen Hester return his controversial bonus — a few hours before Mr Hester voluntarily forfeited it to defuse the row: (Available on the BBC website here.) * Stephen Tall is Co-Editor […]

The graph that shows more disadvantaged 18 year-olds applied to university in 2012 than under the last Labour government

by Stephen Tall on January 30, 2012

Here’s a graph from UCAS’s analysis of university applications showing the application rates for 18 year-olds from the most disadvantaged areas — and it shows the application rate in England this year is higher than in any other year bar (…)

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Headlines you won’t read today: University applications up this year more than 16%*

by Stephen Tall on January 30, 2012

Yes, you read that headline right: applications to university have gone up by 16% this year — when compared with 2009: 2009 – 464,167 applications (by Jan. deadline) 2012 – 540,073 (+16%) I’m being deliberately selective, of course. This year’s (…)

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