ISC CEO 'keen to work with Labour' to ensure children with SEND are not affected by VAT on fees

Posted on: 24 Jun 2024

Speaking to iNews, ISC CEO Julie Robinson called on Labour to consider the potential impact of its tax policy on children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who do not have an education, health and care plan (EHCP).

Ms Robinson said: “Independent schools provide vital SEND support for over 110,000 students – most of whom do not have an education, health and care plan. We are keen to work with Labour to make sure that these children in particular do not have their education adversely affected by VAT on their parents’ fees.

“Specialist schools offer targeted and expert education, addressing often complex needs. They cannot, nor should they be expected to, cut their costs by up to a fifth.”