'Noticeable concern' among parents over Labour's VAT policy, ISC CEO says

Posted on: 02 Jul 2024

ISC'S CEO Julie Robinson has spoken of the unease felt by parents amid Labour's plans to impose VAT on independent school fees.

Julie Robinson, chief executive of ISC, said: “New parents for this year are asking about VAT, you hear that from speaking to any head teacher. There is noticeable concern. Parents are under pressure from the cost of living and recovering from the impact of Covid.

“The majority of families are dual-income households who can afford fees but not comfortably. We’re starting to see already the impact of VAT looming on the horizon.”