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Student rent bigger concern than tuition fees, Tories say

Radical plans to scrap tuition fee subsidies and pay half of students' rent instead have been announced by the Welsh Conservatives.

Students from Wales currently pay only £3,810 a year towards their fees wherever they study in the UK.

The Welsh government pays the rest up to £5,190 which the Tories said was "unsustainable", costing taxpayers £229m.

The party said its plans to help with living costs were fairer, and cheaper at £75m a year.

Welsh Tory leader Andrew RT Davies said paying the rent was a bigger worry for students than tuition fees.

  • 18 Feb 2016
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