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Scottish tuition fees system to be revised

The very fact that students in Scotland do not pay any fees towards their further education has been a bone of contention with English counterparts for many years. However, despite the fact that Vince Cable this week suggested the possible introduction of a graduate tax it would appear that the Scottish authorities are looking at a "uniquely Scottish solution". So what could this be?

At this moment in time it seems unlikely that the Scottish government will go down the same route as their English counterparts although with funding cuts set to hit home in the short to medium term something will need to be done. Scotland has a very healthy further education system, assisted by the lack of tuition fees charged to students, and this is something which the government would obviously want to maintain. Quite how this will happen remains to be seen, especially in the current economic climate!

The subject of a graduate tax has caught the headlines of many newspapers and many websites over the last week and while there are pros and cons for this particular idea there is no certainty that it will be introduced into the UK. This is just one of a number of major reforms which the UK government is considering at the moment across a wide spectrum of public services and sectors.

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