Back to top

Tories imposing eye-watering tuition fees and huge interest payments is unfair

Gordon Marsden MP, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, commenting on the Intergenerational Foundation report on tuition fees, said “The Tories’ system of imposing eye-watering tuition fees and huge interest payments is unfair and unsustainable. The fact that the wealthiest students can avoid the thousands of pounds of interest paid by their less fortunate peers exposes a fundamental injustice at the heart of the system.

“Access to education is a right, not a privilege. The next Labour government will scrap tuition fees and bring back maintenance grants, ensuring that higher education is available to everyone, whatever their background, as part of a National Education Service for the many, not the few.”