United Kingdom

In George Osborne’s autumn statement released on 25/11/15, it was confirmed that the earnings threshold for the student loan repayments will be frozen for five years. It will not be raised with the to keep up with the average earnings, like we were promised in 2010. It will ultimately end up costing the average student £2,300.

This new decision is also being backdated to 2012 so existing students, and in some cases graduates, will be affected. Osborne strategically left this out of his autumn statement speech.

Sign and we can get the threshold risen as we were promised.

We call upon George Osborne to go through with what he said and stick to his promise by raising the earnings threshold.

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The Stop the Increase in Student Loan repayments petition to Students was written by Tegan Mills and is in the category Education at GoPetition.