Always buy last year's models as well but I have certainly noticed recently that the top price of £90 which for a few had reached £115 is now nearer £140 for quite a lot of models. that really is ridiculous.
Oh and yes all the students with current student debts should remember that they had £3,000 per year and £1.5% interest rates. However the government has sold your debt to a private company; so forget Wonga they are now fully fledged loan sharks - was that a knock on the door......
Do not forget that when the £9K per year idea was mooted, it was said that this was the maximum figure, and only the top universities would charge it
Seems to me there are a lot of top universities out there
Did anybody believe that ! It was absolutely , no doubt, mind -blowingly obvious they would all charge the max. Partly because if they don't then they are cheap and assumed to be no good.
I said this at the time but in case you don;t believe me, let me make another obvious statement. As the government has also cut Uni funding, there is no real reason to stay in the public sector. Many will go private and charge whatever they like. £50K a year? For Oxbridge I wouldn;t be surprised. Imperial as well and a few others. I think a private University in Buckingham is already charging at least £30 per year for medicine.
and yes Oxbridge will get it because they will market themselves globally.
Secondly forget debt because there isn;t one. It is a tax. The only debt element is to enable them to charge interest. RPI plus 3.5% - way above base rates, Wonga eat your heart out! You pay 10% of your salary a year (yes it really is a tax and has no relevance to repayment) and because of the interest you will never pay it off. The government will write it off after 30 years. Although not a debt it will affect your credit ability, mortgage etc as they will count the 10% as an outgoing. Of course they will, it is obvious again.
So you will pay 10% of your salary for your working life and therefore actually whether the fees are £9k a year or £8.5k a year is actually irrelevant.
So really the policy is, work hard, do the best you can, try to get on and you can have the national debt to pay off. Mess around, skip school, join a gang and we will give you benefits. The government says verbally' the complete opposite but actions are louder than words and the whole message is completely and utterly wrong. By the way you aren't much better off if you are more vocational and become a tradesman because apprenticeship support has all been cut as well.
Hitler Cameron and his puppet, mussolini Clegg. Actually that is a poor analogy because although I am not supporting what he did with them at least Hitler knew the importance of looking after the Youth.
Yes if you can't tell, this really winds me up and whilst my son is paying for this decision I will not vote for either of them again which certainly will be for life.
Yes this is one of the intriguing things. Races that charge £30 + seem to get big fields whilst some local races don't. Then runners wonder why the cost of races keep going up. Its supply and demand. Also the really big races often pay the marshalls or at least the clubs the marshalls come from. At your local race those marshalls are absolute volunteers.