Government won’t back graduate tax say senior Tory sources

Vince Cable’s plans for a graduate tax look set to fail as senior Tories brief against it. Their reticence apparently stems from a feeling that it would be unfair for high earning graduates to be forced to pay more than the value of their degree and that graduate taxation could lead to a ‘brain drain’ out of the UK. UCU general secretary, Sally Hunt, told BBC News that coalition government infighting might make a good spectacle for the Westminster village, but students were more interested in knowing if they would have a place at university this year and what exactly the future cost of a degree might be.

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