Appeal to government to target specific measures now towards students.
Parents are being left to pick up the tab as government support for students is eroded to its lowest level in 7 years, with 38% of students saying that they have had to rely on financial help from family and friends.
The 14 year freeze in parental earning thresholds – used to calculate student loans – has left poorer families shelling out more each year to support their children at university.
The new government’s emergency budget on Friday 23 September is expected to include measures to cut corporation tax and national insurance. The nature of help offered to ordinary households, such as the original Energy Bills Support Scheme means that students may miss out on support which other people are receiving.