November 21, 2019 / 12:56 PM / 22 days ago

Corbyn says Labour will consider student debt relief

Students and visitors are seen walking around the main campus buildings of University College London (UCL), part of the University of London, Britain, April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday he would look at ways to help those who have already incurred large debts from university tuition fees, and would not sell off student loans to private companies.

Asked about students with existing debt, he said: “We are looking at ways in which we can stabilise it, which we can bring about some relief for those that have incurred an enormous debt at university.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan, writing by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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