You're right about the state needing to provide incentives to private companies to expand/start up. Nil rates for new small businesses in their first few years of operation would be a start and less red tape (of which there is still a lot) around the starting of small businesses would also be beneficial.(Original post by NeoMarxist)
You're entirely missing my point (yet again). The state has to set the motions and, like you said, provide incentives for these company's to hire more. Or they need to find a way to create more jobs for graduates. You can't put such a high price on education if it's useless. If students won't get jobs anyway, there shouldn't be such a high price on education vice versa.
The price of education is the cost of providing it, the figures aren't pulled from thin air and the debate is around who bears the cost. When fees were £3,000 p/a the government subsidised the other £6,000 or so, that's a huge subsidy nationwide. Now the government is no longer subsiding and the students are bearing the cost (as they rightly should) the public purse is roughly £800m p/a better off. Universities didn't suddenly come into a windfall of cash because the cost of providing university level education is much closer to the £9,000 than the £3,000.
The State is still providing very generous loans for people who wish to take up higher education but unlike before most tax payer's money will now actually be paid back to the public purse rather than being lost in needless subsidies never to be seen again.
Lower Uni Fees to 3000
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