Ons Decisions: Student Loans

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:41 pm on 18th December 2018.

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Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 12:41 pm, 18th December 2018

I have been extremely clear that this is fundamentally an accounting decision. It is not about the reality of the fact that Government debt is being brought back over time, one of our key fiscal targets. The amount the ONS is estimating is, in fact, under our other fiscal target for the deficit. We will do the right thing by students in the Augar review.