For those who are not aware the United Kingdom government has just passed a bill raising the annual cap on university tuition from £3,290 to £9000. This is in response to having cut the annual higher education budget from 7.1 billion too 4.2 (Something I find particularly disgusting as a student given that the government has allowed Vodafone off of 6billion worth of taxes) Too compensate they have raised the cap on paying back student loans from £15000 a year too £21000. Their are also proposals too allow students from the poorest backgrounds to have up to two years free tuition. I however would note that if no one should be so significantly effected by the repayment of these loans, as claimed by our government, means testing for tuition costs is utterly irrelevant. Further I believe that later repayment of these loans is dangerous as it is not impossible that a future government could implement a policy demanding more stringent repayment plans. So, would anyone else care to share their views on these policies or even defend them?