UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Change of leadership needed at Student Loans Company – Williams

Press Release   •   Dec 09, 2009 10:37 GMT

“The Government must not be allowed to shrug off all responsibility for this fiasco," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Universities Secretary.

Commenting on the publication of the Review of the Student Loans Company (SLC), Stephen Williams said:

“This report is truly damning, revealing a breathtaking level of incompetence within the Student Loans Company.

“If the SLC is to regain the confidence and trust of the thousands of students it has let down, a change of leadership is now necessary.  It is clear that huge improvements are needed and new people at the top will make the necessary reforms easier to implement.

“The Government must not be allowed to shrug off all responsibility for this fiasco. Ministers failed to ensure the SLC was delivering what was expected of it and they must explain why they did not intervene earlier.”