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Student Loans: Time to keep it in the family?

The government's privatisation drive has slowed down of late, but will—and should—it continue?

By Emran Mian  

Is the Business Secretary's U-Turn on the sell-off of student loans indicative of a wider trend? © Alex Folkes/ Fishnik Photography

The Business Secretary Vince Cable said over the weekend that plans for the privatisation of student loans are being shelved. This comes on top of a stop to the privatisation of the Land Registry, the reclassification of Network Rail from the private to the public sector and…

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