Posts Tagged “graduate tax”

Tuition fees blindness

by Stephen Tall on June 2, 2016

Embed from Getty Images Two things frustrate me about the debate, bubbling up again, about university tuition fees. First, those who decry the current system and then call for a graduate tax, given that the current system is de facto (…)

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Vince: why I’m saying ‘No’ to the graduate tax

by Stephen Tall on October 9, 2010

Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, has tonight written to all Lib Dem members in anticipation of the publication next week of the report of the Browne Review (‘The Independent Review of Higher Education & Student Finance in the UK’ to give it its official title). Here’s what Vince has to […]

Vince: Cameron is “100% behind” my graduate tax proposals

by Stephen Tall on August 8, 2010

Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable is interviewed in the Sunday Telegraph (“in open-neck pink shirt and slippers”, intriguingly). The paper chooses to headline it, Vince Cable: ‘I’m not having fun in government’, trying to feed into the narrative that Vince is a semi-detached member of the coalition government, though he’s certainly loyal in all […]

Vince Cable set to propose graduate tax to replace tuition fees

by Stephen Tall on July 14, 2010

The BBC reports: A graduate tax is to be proposed by the Business Secretary Vince Cable, in a keynote speech on the future funding of higher education. This would mean students in England would repay the costs of going to university through taxation once t hey began working. A review of tuition fees and student […]



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