Re: No more free tv licence for over 75s (non Champions)
Irrespective of the break down of the numbers or the worth of a degree from one establishment over another, none of this was the choice of young people or poor people though, was it? It is what the market has demanded of them. They are where they are. Of course it is possible to get a well paid job eventually (if that is what you want), without having gone to uni. But the chances are against you. And to get the degree you are almost certainly going to have to go into debt and that is also more than likely to be fairly considerable debt for a lot of students.
The contract used to be that the country would pay for the education because it would gain the benefit from your skills and increased tax payments. Now the contract is 'pay for your own education and your living costs and you might get a pretty bog standard job at the end of it and we'll take the tax off you as well'. I suppose the upside is that you might be earning so little that you'll never pay back that tuition fee debt and the government will need to bail you out with in-work benefits. Just don't have too many rooms in your rented accommodation though.
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