\”A full-blown graduate tax of say 5% on earning for the rest of your working life faces considerable opposition,\” a senior government source said. \”It creates an incentive for people to leave the country and study abroad.\”
No it doesn\’t you twat. It creates an incentive to get the education here for free then go abroad to work where you don\’t have to pay the tax. It also creates an incentive to come here from abroad for your education (for EU students must be treated the same way as domestic) for free and then bugger off back home.
Given that the problem is not enough money and too many people applying this really doesn\’t sound like a sensible solution at all.