Theresa May pledges help for young on student fees and housing

Theresa May has admitted a change in her party's approach on tuition fees in England, saying she has listened to voters and fees will freeze at £9,250.

 

Fee repayment thresholds will also rise, so graduates will start paying back loans once they earn £25,000, rather than £21,000, the PM said.

 

She said the whole student finance system would be reviewed and did not rule out a move to a graduate tax.

 

Labour, which wants to scrap tuition fees, called the plan "desperate".

 

The prime minister, who is in Manchester for her party's conference, also pledged to extend the Help to Buy scheme which helps people buy newly-built homes, in an attempt to win over younger voters.

 

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