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Brexit Threatens A Perfect Storm For UK Universities

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aldwyn Cooper

Like more than 80% of academics and a substantial majority of young people who will be most affected by Brexit, I voted to remain in the European Union.

Thousands Of Graduates Overcharged On Student Loans Are Being Refunded Hundreds Of Pounds

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

More than 300,000 graduates have been given refunds on their student loans in the past five years after they were over-charged. The Student Loans Com...

Student Loans Company Withdraws £16k Loan - And Offers Student £50 Compensation Instead

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student who was offered more than £16k by the Student Loans Company has had the loan withdrawn - and been offered £50 in compensation instead. ...

Big Banks Are Threatening People With Dodgy 'Wonga-Style' Lawyers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

Britain's biggest banks are hitting customers with legal threats from what appear to be independent lawyers, but are actually names used by the bank's...

Government's Student Loans Company Sent 'Wonga Style' Debt Collection Letters To Graduates

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government's Student Loans Company sent "Wonga-style" debt collection letters to graduates using a fictitious firm to threaten legal action, it ha...

Is Privatisation Really the Answer?

Nash Riggins | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nash Riggins

The Student Loans Company has always been an enigmatic public burden - a costly but necessary evil that allows Britain to foster young talent and train the leaders of tomorrow. In turn, these government-funded loans go on to perpetuate a forward-thinking attitude that willingly takes on the risk of investing in people rather than a plethora of tangible, short-term cash cows. Well, apparently the government has decided investing in people is no longer worth the risk...

Why You Should Not Pay Off Your Student Loan Early

Daniel Kendal | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Kendal

For many young Brits, student loans are the first significant debts they assume in their lifetimes. Unfortunately, they are rarely the last. Yet while these loans are designed to facilitate education, their recipients often have a surprising lack of knowledge about them...

Student Loans Company Employees Fired For 'Threatening' Colleagues On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Four employees of the Student Loans Company have been fired after threatening colleagues on Facebook, as well as posting "derogatory" marks about stud...

Criminals Applying For Fake Student Loans, Costing Taxpayers £6.5m

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Criminals are targeting the UK's student loans company by submitting fake applications, which has cost taxpayers more than £6.5m this financial year ...

Men Arrested Over Stealing Thousands Of Pounds From Students

PA | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Three more people have been arrested in connection to a long-running £1m phishing scam which drained the bank accounts of hundreds of UK students. ...

Student Loans Company Rakes In £36.5m By Overcharging Graduates

Lovemoney | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More and more graduates are being overcharged by the Student Loans Company every year. According to a freedom of information request, some 63,000 g...

MPs 'Shocked' At BBC Tax Avoidance

PA | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK

MPs have raised concerns that the BBC employs up to 25,000 people a year who do not pay tax at source. The cross-party Public Accounts Committee (P...

Student Loans Chief To Stand Down Over Tax Controversy

PA | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Student Loans Company head Ed Lester will stand down when his contract expires next year in the wake of controversy over his tax arrangements. Lest...

Thousands Of Students' Details Leaked In Major Security Breach

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of students have fallen victim to a major security breach by the Student Loans Company after staff sent out emails containing personal data....

Vince Cable Right to Abandon Penalties on Early Student Loan Repayments

Tim Leunig | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tim Leunig

The average person making an early repayment is aged 25 and earns less than £20,000 a year. The average repayment is £900. These people repay because they don't like being in debt. Once in a while they find that they have £500 or £1000 spare and decide to pay off some of their student debt. To penalise these people would be bizarre.

I Knew Nothing, Claims Treasury Minister Over Claims Student Loans Chief Dodged Tax

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The chief secretary to the treasury has been grilled by MPs over the head of the student loans company dodging tax worth tens of thousands of pounds. ...

Student Loans Head Investigated Over Tax Avoidance

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The earnings of the head of the Student Loans Company are to be investigated after it emerged he was dodging tax, saving him "tens of thousands of pou...

The Curious Tax Affairs Of The Student Loans Chief

PA | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Treasury is to review the tax affairs of top civil servants after it emerged the head of the Student Loans Company (SLC) is paid via a company wit...

Seeing off the Scaremongers

Nigel Keohane | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Nigel Keohane

Judging by much of the media reaction to new on student debt, one would be forgiven for assuming that the principal aim of these commentators is to persuade aspirant students that university education should be given a wide berth.