Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 8°C

ESTD 1874 Search

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.

shares

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.”

shares

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?

    Report this comment

    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

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Two teenagers have been arrested following the death of a 14 year old boy after an incident at an address in Thurston.

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the death of a 14-year-old boy in Thurston.

Clare

Police were called at 3.35pm today to attend a serious road traffic collision in Clare.

Waveney River Centre.

A young girl has died after she was found unconscious in a pool at Waveney River Centre at around midday today.

Entrants set off in last year's Rotary Club of Felixstowe fun run on the resort's seafront.

After a warm and fairly dry weekend, Bank Holiday Monday is set to get off to a dry start in Suffolk but turn wet and blowy by the afternoon.

More than 600 vehicles - cars, buses, military vehicles and motorcycles - taking part in the 46th annual Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run. Christchurch Park. Left to right, Ross and Stuart Holman.

Hundreds of car owners took advantage of one of the first good days of the year to take part in Sunday’s historic vehicle run from Ipswich to Felixstowe.

Norfolk Police. Photo: Steve Adams

Police were called to the scene of a three car crash on the A146, near the Morrisons roundabout, at around 11.24am.

Kesgrave 5K Fun Run starting and ending at The Bell Inn.

It was a record-breaking turn out at the ninth annual Kesgrave 5k fun run.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24