ISC CEO responds to EDSK report suggesting Labour's plans to tax independent school fees could raise 'very little' additional money

Posted on: 07 Jun 2023
Posted by: Julie Robinson

According to the think tank's report, the calculations behind Labour's £1.6 billion figure do not take into account a drop-off in demand for independent schools or the extra taxpayer money needed to teach pupils who would be moved to state schools.

Julie Robinson, chief executive of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), responded to the findings, saying: “These calculations show Labour’s policy will not raise the money it claims. We would welcome the chance to work with all politicians to build on the good work already being done by our schools instead of penalising parents for making the choice of an independent school for their children.”

Notes to editors. The report can be viewed here.