Labour's plan to tax school fees "could disrupt education for thousands of pupils", ISC CEO warns

Posted on: 28 Mar 2023
Posted by: Julie Robinson

Julie Robinson, chief executive of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), was interviewed yesterday on BBC Radio Surrey about Labour's plans to tax school fees and the likely impact on state schools, notably in the Surrey area.

Speaking to broadcaster James Cannon, Ms Robinson warned "the sharp shock of VAT on school fees would make the fees more unaffordable for more parents". Research by the ISC, which suggests around a quarter of independent pupils would have to switch to the state sector if Labour's plan was to come into effect. was referenced during the discussion.

2023_03_28 BBC Radio Surrey James Cannon