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Budget 2014: Students think their futures look bright after George Osborne’s Budget

15:36 19 March 2014

Suffolk New College students Kaleb Williams (left) and Mak Islam (right) are reviewing the budget.

Suffolk New College students Kaleb Williams (left) and Mak Islam (right) are reviewing the budget.

Two students from Ipswich are feeling optimistic about their futures following the Chancellor’s 2014 Budget announcement.

Kaleb Williams and Mak Islam are both 18-years-old and currently study at Suffolk New College in Ipswich.

The pair felt there were measures in George Osborne’s budget which would give them a solid foundation to build the rest of their lives on.

Although not familiar with the Help to Buy scheme, which has been extended to 2020, Mr Williams said he may now consider it.

“When I’m ready to buy a house that would affect me and help me,” Mr Williams said.

“I would look into it now.”

Mr Islam agreed, saying: “That is a good thing because it makes me look forward to the future because I will be able to afford a house.”

Although Mr Osborne was able to announce a cut in the price of a pint of beer, the pair thought such a small reduction was hardly worth the change.

Mr Islam said: “A penny does add up after a while but it isn’t that much.

“Most of the time people say to keep the change.”

Mr Williams added: “It won’t really affect me.

“One pence per pint isn’t much of a change.

“It might as well have been left the same.”

2 comments

  • Ok, these two young men feel a bit more optimistic about getting on the housing ladder. They don't sound too bothered about the reduction in duty on beer. The vast majority of students are in a transient phase, yet to be concerned with interest rates, tax thresholds and the like. Why not feature low and middle-income households?

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    BigGeoff

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Ok, these two young men feel a bit more optimistic about getting on the housing ladder. They don't sound too bothered about the reduction in duty on beer. The vast majority of students are in a transient phase, yet to be concerned with interest rates, tax thresholds and the like. Why not feature low and middle-income households?

    Report this comment

    BigGeoff

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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