Wednesday February 26, 2020

Assets ruled out for student grant assessment

Minister of State for Agriculture Tom Hayes has said that he does not believe that controversial changes to the means test for student grants will be implemented.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
16th March, 2014
Agriculture minister Tom Hayes: government understands the issue.' Picture: Feargal Ward

Minister of State for Agriculture Tom Hayes has said that he does not believe that controversial changes to the means test for student grants will be implemented.

The plans, which education minister Ruairi Quinn has proposed, would have seen parents' assets being considered when assessing who is eligible for a grant - a move which would have hit farmers and business owners. The means test is currently based only on the income of a student's...

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