The IPPR has suggested that "Middle class students should be denied loans to cover tuition fees and living costs so that bright poor pupils do not lose out"
As ever, the issue of how to finance public service provision is a hot topic.
They are talking about moving the grants and loans etc. around. I think it's much easier and simpler to do it out of direct taxation. That way, you know how much someone earns and can take the money off them accordingly, which is what they are trying to do in a different way.
The Gov, and the IPPR, seem to be bending over backwards to avoid the issue of direct tax when it's a much simpler way of doing things