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A cost of living payment
Private companies have already recognised that their staff will need cost of living payments to get through the winter. Yet students who are on severely low incomes are expected to get by on their own. Government policy is creating student poverty.
We want all students in further and higher education to receive a tax-free Cost of Living payment.
A rent freeze
Housing supply is dropping and rents are going up. Student tenancies are typically short-term so there’s no legal barrier to stop landlords hiking the rent with every new contract. We need to make housing affordable, so we want government to introduce an emergency rent freeze across the private sector and purpose built student accommodation for the duration of the crisis.
Rural students, placement and nursing students, and apprentices are some of the worst affected by rising fuel costs. We want institutions and government to introduce a range of measures to lower transport costs for students, including increasing mileage rates, offering fuel payments and making public transport free for anyone with a student card.