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    Reduction of Tuition Fees Bill 2016

    An Act to reduce university tuition fees for Undergraduate degrees.

    BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

    1: Definitions
    (1) Tuition Fees are the charge for instruction at a university.
    (2) Undergraduate degrees are academic degrees taken by a person who has completed an undergraduate course.

    2: Tuition Fees Reduction
    (1) The maximum fee students will have to pay to take an Undergraduate degree will be £5,000. This figure will rise with CPI inflation.
    (2) The Government will pay for this to be put into practice.
    (3) People currently taking an undergraduate course will pay the new fee for the remainder of their course; it will not just apply to new students.
    (4) People who started an undergraduate course in 2012 will back the new fee.

    3: Exemptions
    (1) Conversion courses or other extensions to that course will have to be paid for at the current price by the students.
    (2) Postgraduate degrees will have to be paid for at the current price by the students.

    4: Extent
    (1) This Act extends to the United Kingdom.

    5: Commencement
    (1) The provisions of this Act come into force on the 1st of October 2017.

    6: Short Title
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Reduction of Tuition Fees Act 2016.


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    This bill aims to make sure the burden of tuition fees is limited. It acknowledges that in an increasingly competitive world, having a basic degree is essential in order to gain a highly-skilled job and students shouldn't be lumbered with a large debt for getting a degree.

    Every student should be given the opportunity to go to university and finance shouldn't get in the way of that. At the moment, university students have to pay up to £9,000 a year on tuition. On top of this, students will have to pay for living costs which can be up to £7,750 in some areas. In addition to this, students may also have to pay for other necessities such as transport and food. Although tuition fees can be paid back slowly, they could still have an impact on people's finances. Previously, some students were entitled to government subsidies but these have now been scrapped, leaving many students deep in debt.

    In Wales for example, the average degree costs just over £3,000. If students in this country are entitled to reduced university tuition, English students deserve to get a better deal too.

    Putting this bill into practise will cost approximately £5.2bn.


    Here are some links relating to tuition fees:
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...free-education
    http://publicuniversity.org.uk/wp-co...-Pamphlet-.pdf
    http://www.newstatesman.com/politics...ing[/field]

    Changes for the third reading:

    - Costings have been adjusted.
    - Added a new definition
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    Nay

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    £5.2bn is way too much for something which wont really benefit anyone.

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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    £5.2bn is way too much for something which wont really benefit anyone.

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    It will benefit everyone who takes an undergraduate degree.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    It will benefit everyone who takes an undergraduate degree.
    To what extent? Id rather spend £5.2bn on decreasing taxes for working families, or building schools and hospitals, or using it to decrease the deficit.

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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    It will benefit everyone who takes an undergraduate degree.
    Which is no one because an undergraduate degree is defined as a degree completed by an individual who has completed an undergraduate course, but there is no definition of what an undergraduate course is.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    It will benefit everyone who takes an undergraduate degree.
    We have covered this before-.- it only helps the top earners after they graduate not everyone.
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    Costing is still a mile off

    I make it in the region on £10-15bn with £40-50bn wiped off the balance sheet

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Costing is still a mile off

    I make it in the region on £10-15bn with £40-50bn wiped off the balance sheet

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    It really wouldn't cost that much.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    It really wouldn't cost that much.
    Not much less (for some reason was using 3k rather than 5), but 2.2m times 4k is about 9bn

    Then we have 4 years of write offs, or 30-35bn off the balance sheet

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    It's still a Nay from me!
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    Nay, i don't think the tuition fees are the issue, the cost of living is.
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    This bill is in cessation.
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    Division! Clear the lobbies!
 
 
 
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