Students: Tax Allowances:Written question - 219074

(Southampton, Itchen)

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Asked on: 17 December 2014
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Students: Tax Allowances
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many degree students were supported by employers in the most recent year for which figures are available; and in how many such cases tax relief was granted on the employer's costs.
Answered by: Greg Clark
Answered on: 06 January 2015
Holding answer received on 05 January 2015

The Higher Education Statistics Agency collects data on students enrolled at UK Higher Education Providers. In academic year 2012/13, there were 18,780 students enrolled on First Degrees in publicly funded Higher Education Institutions in the UK whose main source of tuition fees was their employer. Information on tax relief granted on employers’ costs should be requested from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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