Scottish funding move

June 15, 2007

Scotland's education secretary Fiona Hyslop was this week expected to honour the Scottish National Party's manifesto pledge to axe the £2,000 graduate endowment scheme. The scheme was introduced by the former Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition when it abolished tuition fees for Scottish students. Graduates made a £2,000 contribution to a ring-fenced fund to support poorer students. The Scottish Government is expected to meet the annual cost of the scheme from central funds.

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