Impact assessment

Higher education grants and loans 2020 to 2021: equality analysis

Analysis of how changes made to student support for the 2020 to 2021 academic year will affect specific protected groups.

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An assessment of the effect that changes made to higher education student finance will have on groups with relevant protected characteristics.

The changes for the 2020 to 2021 academic year include:

  • increases in grants and loans for living and other costs for undergraduates
  • increases in loans for students starting postgraduate master’s degree courses
  • increases in loans for students starting postgraduate doctoral degree courses
  • other amendments to the student finance support system

The relevant protected characteristics, identified in the Equality Act 2010, include:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex and sexual orientation
Published 24 January 2020