There 'might not be the right spaces in the right places' for children disrupted by Labour's VAT policy, ISC CEO warns

Posted on: 17 Jun 2024

Speaking to The Telegraph, ISC CEO Julie Robinson outlined concerns over the disruption that Labour's tax policy could cause to children at independent and state schools, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Ms Robinson said: “Our concern around pupil movement remains that there might not be the right spaces in the right places for children whose education is disrupted by this policy.

“Independent schools play a vital part in their community’s education ecosystem and we are particularly worried about how a tax on education might impact local special educational needs and disabilities provision. A full impact assessment needs to be undertaken to understand the unintended consequences that might play out in different local areas.”

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