Just a thought, but surely £9,000 per year tuition fees is rather cheap? After all, if you were a student at Wellington or Harrow and other independent schools I suspect that you will be thinking that £9,000 is a bargain basement price. A full degree from any university including the best (like Sussex) would only cost you £27,000 – about one year’s fees for a top independent. Cheap as Chips!
… Ok it’s not cheap, but there is a serious point here. If you can afford Wellington, Eton and Harrow then you can afford £9K per year and have NO extra costs total cost £27K. If you can’t afford £9K then it could cost you £50K+?? Surely a graduate tax would be better?