"After that, save it to reduce the need for future borrowing. I'd suggest building up a mortgage deposit is a far better use of the cash (see the LISA and Help to Buy ISA guides). … [Read more...] about People paying back a student loans are about to be £62.80 better off
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Get paid faster: The government must slash the time Brits wait for their first Universal Credit payments from five to two weeks, helping stop millions from being pushed into debt. Keep more of what you earn: The work allowance should be increased and the taper rate should be slashed from from 63p to 50p, helping at least 4million families. Don’t get punished for having a family: Parents should get the 85 per cent of the money they can claim for childcare upfront instead of being paid in arrears. Together, these changes will help Make Universal Credit Work. … [Read more...] about Universal Credit Q&A – Will my benefits stop if I take out a student loan?
Fresh data showed record levels of As and A*s despite the crisis - up by 2.4 per cent on last year 98.3 per cent of students across the UK passed their A-levels with grades A - E But some students were left in tears because they didn't get the grades they hoped for Experts warned that poorer kids were more likely to have their grades marked down by moderators 35.1 per cent of A-level students received 1 grade lower than their teachers marked them Gavin Williamson admitted the appeals system isn't ready yet as thousands prepare to try and use their mocks as final grades Maths remains the most popular subject at A level with a 2.5% increase in entries this year - and more pupils did English too More kids are set to go to university this year - including a record number of 18 year olds from the most disadvantaged backgrounds Anxious students were left unable to find out if they bagged their dream university spot after the UCAS website crashed Around 300,000 school leavers in … [Read more...] about A-level students’ fury as 40% of grades marked down – but most A and A*s awarded in a DECADE
"The SQA will issue fresh certificates to affected candidates as soon as possible and, importantly, will inform UCAS and other admission bodies of the new grades as soon as practical in the coming days to allow for applications to college and university to be progressed." … [Read more...] about Scottish government overturns exam results for 124,000 students in major fiasco
The numbers are also boosted by the inclusion of nursery schools, with sharp rises in the numbers of children aged three and under at pre-prep and private nursery schools within the ISC’s members, reflecting the recent baby boom and challenge of finding childcare for pre-school children. … [Read more...] about Private schools in UK attracting record numbers of students