Business, Innovation and Skills Committee - Third Report
Student Loans

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 15 July 2014.


Terms of Reference



1 Background

Funding higher education

The NAO Report on student loan repayments

2 Part one: Student funding policy, strategy and review


Systematic factors

The RAB charge

Forecasting implications of the RAB charge

Budgetary implications of the RAB charge

Monitoring and reporting of the Student Loans Company against targets  

Targeting repayments

Cultural factors

Graduates now living overseas

Absence of information

Other factors

International comparisons

Removing the cap on the numbers of students

3 Part two: Sales, announcements and budgets

Historical sale of the mortgage-style loan-book


Terms and conditions

Proposed sale of the income-contingent loan-book

Linking the student-loans to the removal of the cap on student numbers

Presentation of data

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex A: Timeline of student loan policies

Annex B: Student loans accounting entries from 2013-14

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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