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Corbyn's plan to abolish fees 'very regressive' - media round-up

    The Telegraph featured a piece, 4 August 2017, on the latest CPS report on tuition fees.

    "The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) said Labour’s flagship general election education policies would result in poorer non-graduates effectively subsidising students who then go on to earn thousands of pounds more every year. 

    Labour promised in its 2017 manifesto to abolish tuition fees while Mr Corbyn said he would “deal with” the issue of student debt.

    The two policies have been credited with winning the party the support of thousands of younger voters and helping Mr Corbyn to achieve better-than-expected election results.

    But the CPS, a free market think tank co-founded by Margaret Thatcher, said the amount Labour had pledged to spend would be equivalent to nearly 2.8 percentage points on the basic rate of income tax."

    The report was also covered in The SunThe Times (below), the Daily Express, and City AM.

    Date added: Friday 4th August 2017