UK PM May backs return of maintenance grants for poorer university students

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May talks to the media as she arrives at a European Union leaders summit after European Parliament elections to discuss who should run the EU executive for the next five years, in Brussels, Belgium May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

LONDON (Reuters) – Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May will announce her backing on Thursday for the reintroduction of maintenance grants for university students from disadvantaged backgrounds, a move that will pressure her successor to follow suit. Student maintenance grants were axed by former finance minister George Osborne in 2015 who deemed them too costly […]

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