Chris Belfield

Chris Belfield

Research Economist

Education:

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2016 

BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2013

Chris Belfield is a Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. His research interests include human capital investments at various ages: the interaction between maternal labour supply and child development; the impact of funding and policy decisions in schools; and the design of the higher education system.

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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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