Cost of living crisis forces half of school leavers to reconsider going to university

Heating homes, shopping for food and buying household essentials – families across London are feeling the squeeze of the cost of living crisis.

New research reveals half of 18-19 year olds are now reconsidering going to university as a direct impact of the financial hardship of the last 18 months.

The Centre for Economic and Business Research estimates students could save up to £6,555 a year if they opt for a course with the Open University, who commissioned the survey.

Henry spoke to Iona Bain a consumer finance expert about these new effects of the cost of living crisis.

Henry Thomas-Aldridge 9th August 2023

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