Robin Hood Tax (0910P24)

Status: Lapsed | Zone: Education

Passed: 26/04/2010 | Lapsed: 04/02/2014

This policy was discussed at the following meetings:

  • The UK government plans to raise “top up fees” to reduce the budget deficit
  • The current SUSU unequivocally opposed “the introduction of any form of UK student contribution to their tuition at the expense of access”
  • The full cost of the UK Bank Bailout comes to £850bn and last year the UK Banking Industry paid £6bn in bonuses
  • The creation of a global Financial Transaction Tax would raise the capital to reduce and maybe even abolish student contributions to their tuition, as well as help fight global poverty
  • Increasing the Charges for tuition will limit access to higher education especially for those from lower socio-economic groups
  • The UK government has created an irresponsible amount of debt which we as students are responsible for paying off in our later lives
  • To publicly support the Robin Hood Tax campaign
  • To support the student body campaigning for the introduction of the tax
    Sorry, there are no Mandates for this policy