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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18287: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 20 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much a graduate earning (a) £22,000 and (b) £25,000 per annum would have paid annually in student loan repayments in each year since 2016-17.

Answered by: John Swinney 5 September 2018

a) We estimate that a graduate earning £22,000 in 2016-17 would have paid £407 in 2016-17 and £431 in 2017-18.

b) We estimate that a graduate earning £25,000 in 2016-17 would have paid £677 in 2016-17 and £707 in 2017-18.

(Assumes earnings rose in 2017-18 in line with average earnings).