Don Foster MP

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University access on ability - not ability to pay

April 17, 2023 by admin in Don in Parliament, News

After the publication of figures last week showing that student debt has risen to an average of over £13,000, Don Foster today announced the Liberal Democrat campaign to scrap student top-up and tuition fees.

Commenting, Don Foster said:

“Labour won’t be forgiven for breaking its 2001 manifesto promise not to introduce top-up fees.

“As so many young Bath residents have told me, they’re being put off going to university by the cost and those that do go, too often end up with mortgage style debts.

“The taxpayer, not student, should meet the cost of developing the skills Britain needs.

“Only the Liberal Democrats are committed to a fair deal for students. Only the Liberal Democrats can be trusted to deliver.”