Labour's tax policy would 'really put a squeeze on the sector', warns ISC CEO

Posted on: 17 May 2024

Julie Robinson, CEO of the ISC, was interviewed today by Felicity Hannah on BBC Radio 5 Live's Wake up to Money programme, discussing the ISC's latest census findings.

Acknowledging the myriad of financial pressures facing families, Ms Robinson said the looming VAT issue is a "big concern" for prospective parents. She reiterated the ISC's concerns for children with SEND, saying: "We're worried about what [Labour's policy] would mean for over a hundred thousand students who attend ISC schools and receive special needs support."

Concluding the interview, Ms Hannah asked whether we can expect to see more independent schools close their doors, to which Ms Robinson replied: "It's very hard to predict in any detail but I'm afraid so... it [Labour's policy] is going to really put a squeeze on the sector."