2.5 Billion for schools
We are delivering an extra £2.5 billion into schools targeted at the least well-off pupils, raising standards for everyone.
In the circumstances of the Coalition, we were unable to deliver on our policy of phasing out tuition fees. We have, however, made the new system of student finance as fair as possible:
- Graduates won’t repay their loan until they earn over £21,000
- The poorest 30% of graduates will repay less overall than the previous system
- All graduates will repay less per month
Tackling youth unemployment
Our £1 billion Youth Contract is getting young people off the dole and into work through apprenticeships, work placements or training.
Youth unemployment, excluding students, is now 36,000 lower than at the General Election.