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Vince Cable proposes graduate tax in funding rethink

Business Secretary Vince Cable has suggested a graduate tax could be brought in to make England's student funding system fairer and more sustainable.

It would mean students repaying the costs of their tuition through taxation once they begin working, with higher earners paying more.

Mr Cable, in a speech on higher education funding, suggested that degree courses could also be completed in two years - instead of three or four - as part of a radical overhaul of university funding.

Tom Symonds reports.

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  • 15 Jul 2010