Reply To: Students 2006/7


I haven’t seen the circular yet (only the DWP briefing note), but I would imagine you would still take the ‘ordinary’ books and equipment disregard off the basic loan (or bursary, as the case may be) – after all, the Higher Education Grant introduced in 2005/05 included elements for books and equipment, and we still used the ‘ordinary’ disregard, too.

And, unless there is an amendment to Reg 59, I don’t see how we would be empowered [i:d4c77d7d2a]not[/i:d4c77d7d2a] to apply the ‘ordinary’ disregards.