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Students in England are set to graduate with debts of more than £50,000, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned.


The independent research body estimates it will take 30 years for graduates to pay off their loans, after a shake-up to university funding that saw student fees raised to £9,000 a year in 2012.


Student fees became a high-profile issue during the General Election, with Labour gaining traction among young voters after promising to scrap them.

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