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'The government has let me down'


Hundreds of thousands of students aged 16-18 in England are out of pocket because of a problem surrounding Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) - by which teenagers from low income households are given payments so they can stay on at school.

James Handy, 16, from Warwick was expecting a payment of 120 per month - but is yet to receive it. He explains what impact that is having on his life.

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