ISC CEO urges Labour to complete a 'full impact assessment' of VAT policy

Posted on: 13 Jun 2024

Julie Robinson, chief executive of the ISC, has told The Telegraph that Labour needs to complete a "full impact assessment" of its tax plans to evaluate the "unintended consequences" for both independent and state schools.

Ms Robinson's comments followed reports that parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who have education, health and care plans (EHCPs) could still be affected by Labour’s VAT on fees policy, due to long wait times for paperwork that would exempt them. 

She warned Labour's plans could lead to an influx of new applications for EHCPs, adding: “We are calling for a full impact assessment of Labour’s plans to tax education to look at this and other unintended consequences that will affect state schools.”