Students should be poor

Jo Johnson said that while some students would be subsidised by their parents, others could work, save money or "live very modestly" to make ends meet.

Appearing at a fringe event at the Conservative conference in Manchester, the higher education minister came under fire from consumer finance expert Martin Lewis, who pointed out that for many students means-testing reduces their maintenance loan from £9,000 to £5,000 a year.

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