Labour tax policy: ISC CEO urges party to 'take into account the school year and admissions cycles'

Posted on: 21 Jun 2024

Responding to shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves, who said Labour would not impose VAT on independent school fees before 2025, ISC CEO Julie Robinson said she “welcomed” Ms Reeves' comments “ruling out retrospective taxes on independent schools”.

Ms Robinson added: “This is only one part of the picture: families and schools still do not have the clarity they need to properly plan. In particular we are concerned about the prospect of in-year tax rises and the acute negative effect that would have on parents’ budgets and children’s education. We hope that any policy would take into account the school year and admissions cycles. We look forward to engaging with any new government on how we can work together on our shared goal to improve education for all.”