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UCU comment on student loan book sale

6 February 2017 | last updated: 13 February 2017

Commenting news that the government is once again looking to sell off the student loan book, UCU general secretary, Sally Hunt, said:

'The government has tried to sell off parts of the student loan book before, but not gone through with it because it didn't feel the taxpayer would get a good deal. We don't believe another attempt to bring private companies into the higher education sector can represent a better deal for students or the taxpayer.

'This is a government that has already moved the goalposts on loan repayment to sting graduates with higher charges, so you can forgive our scepticism when the minister says people with student debts have nothing to fear.'