Tory Failing People Who Didn’t Go to University

Earlier this year, the government released a white paper on levelling the country’s university tuition fees. The article was vague on details, but many people interpreted it as a promise to invest in areas that have been neglected for years. However, it seems that the only thing the government is interested in levelling up is university tuition fees.

This week, the government announced plans to raise university tuition fees in England by inflation plus 3%. This will mean that costs will increase from £9,250 to over £10,000 per year. The move has been criticised by students and education experts who say it will price many young people out of higher education.

 

Those from lower-income backgrounds are disproportionately likely to miss out on university due to the high cost of tuition. The government’s decision to raise fees will only make this problem worse.

The situation where young people from poorer backgrounds are less likely to go to university is often referred to as the ‘socio-economic achievement gap’. This gap has been widening in recent years, and the government’s decision to raise tuition fees will only worsen it.

 

The government claims that raising tuition fees is to fund a new scheme that will provide free university education for those from lower-income backgrounds. However, the details of this scheme are yet to be announced, and it is not clear how effective it will be in narrowing the socio-economic achievement gap.

 

The government’s priority is not to invest in areas that have been neglected for years but to line the pockets of university vice-chancellors. The government’s priorities are wrong, and young people from lower-income backgrounds will be the ones to pay the price.

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With apprenticeships, the government has once again shown that it is out of touch with the needs of young people.

 

Apprenticeships are an important way for young people to get the skills and experience they need to enter the workforce. However, the government’s apprenticeship levy has been a complete failure.

 

The levy is a tax on large employers that are supposed to encourage them to take on more apprentices. However, it has had the opposite effect, with numbers of apprenticeships falling to just 50,000 in the last year. This is a huge decline from the 200,000 apprenticeships created each year before the levy was introduced.

 

The government’s mismanagement of the apprenticeship levy is just another example of its complete incompetence in supporting young people.

 

The government’s priorities are clear: university vice-chancellors come first, and young people from lower-income backgrounds are an afterthought. This is not the way to level up the country.

 

The government’s priorities are not in line with those of the young people who voted for them. They promised to invest in areas that have been neglected, but it seems like they are only interested in levelling up university tuition fees. This is yet another example of the Tory government failing young people who didn’t attend university.

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