SNP pledge a minimum income for students

Cabinet Secretary for Finance John Swinney today underlined the SNP’s commitment to students by
pledging to introduce a £7,000 minimum income for students and the promise of free access to higher
education.

Welcoming the move SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central and member of the Scottish Parliament's Education
Committee Marco Biagi said:

“Ensuring students a basic income – and saving Scottish students from tuition fees – is a move that will
only strengthen the higher education establishments and the Scottish economy at large.

“Introducing these measures will create an environment where students and universities across Scotland
truly thrive and maximise their potential.

"This is something we have worked hard with NUS Scotland to deliver and I am pleased that over this
spending review we will see students supported with a minimum income of up to £7000."