Job losses could be ‘unintended consequence’ of Labour’s tax plans, warns ISC deputy CEO

Posted on: 16 Apr 2024

The Telegraph has reported that independent schools are “being forced” to plan for potential redundancies ahead of Labour’s anticipated imposition of VAT on fees.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Simon Nathan, deputy chief executive of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), said: “No school would want to make the decision to cut jobs. But, as teaching unions have already warned, there is a risk job losses could be an unintended consequence of Labour’s plans – and there is no guarantee those staff would then take jobs in other schools.”

The ISC is urging Labour officials to meet and discuss the party’s proposed tax policy.