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Autumn Statement: student loans for the LPC?

Could an over-supply of LPC graduates soon be yesterday's problem, asks Charlotte Parkinson

20 January 2015

On 3 December 2014, the Chancellor of the Exchequer released his annual Autumn Statement, which may have huge, perhaps unintended, implications for the graduate legal market. In particular, the Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) has highlighted that the introduction (from 2016) of income-contingent loans of up to £10,000 for postgraduate taught master’s programmes for students under 30. Essentially, an extension of the existing student loans system for undergraduate studies. While details are unclear, we have concluded that this is likely to cover the LPC in one form or another.

Natural extension

If you read the 108-page document, you may ask how we came to this conclusion from a single paragraph? A fairly Want to read on?

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