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The generation of people born in the 1960s and 1970s are no wealthier than their parents, writes Alison Goddard.

The Financial Times reports that a (£) smaller proportion of children raised during the Thatcher years own their own homes and have decent savings, according to a study published today by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. In the same newspaper the Confederation of British Industry predicts that (£) graduate prospects will improve next year. There is no other relevant higher education-related content in today’s papers.

At 9:30am this morning the Business, Innovation and Skills select committee’s inquiry into student loans is due to hear from Bahram Bekhradnia of the Higher Education Policy Institute, Andrew McGettigan, an author and expert on university finances whose blog contains details of his concerns about the new system announced by the chancellor in his autumn statement, and Toni Pearce of the National Union of Students.

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