Laura van der Erve

Laura van der Erve

Research Economist

Education:

MPhil Economics, University of Oxford, 2016

BA Economics and Management (1st Class), University of Oxford, 2014

 

Laura joined the IFS in 2016 and works in the Education and Skills sector. Her current research focuses on higher education funding and the modelling of earnings dynamics.

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Higher Education finance reform: Raising the repayment threshold to £25,000 and freezing the fee cap at £9,250

| Briefing Note

On Sunday, the Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the income threshold above which graduates start making repayments on their student loans would be increased from £21,000 to £25,000 for all those who started university after 2012, and that the cap on tuition fees at English universities would be frozen at its current level of £9,250. This briefing note examimnes the impact on graduates, public finances and universities.

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