EU students too taxing?

August 12, 2005

Support for students from the European Union to study in Britain next year will cost UK taxpayers £50 million, it was claimed this week. Stephen O'Brien, the Conservative higher education spokesman, said that maintenance grants would cost £10 million and subsidising student loans would cost a further £40 million. Mr O'Brien added that the Government expected a 45 per cent rise in EU students studying in the UK in future.

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