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George Osborne’s announcement of the removal of restrictions on undergraduate recruitment is welcome but he should also have forced graduates to repay more of their debts.

When the chancellor George Osborne delivered his autumn statement this morning, there were bits that I cheered and bits that I regret Mr Osborne has left undone.

Loud cheers for removing the cap on the number of undergraduates. Restricting the number of students is terrible policy in terms both of national competitiveness and social mobility.

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