Judicial review proceedings have been issued against the government over its controversial plans to scrap maintenance grants for students.

The announcement marks the latest stage of action by the National Union of Students (NUS) following the chancellor's revelation during the 2015 Summer Budget that he was to abolish grants.

Last month the NUS sent a pre-action letter to Sajid Javid, the secretary of state for Business, Innovation, and Skills, asking him to consider the equality implicati...

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