Parents with children attending private schools may have been shocked today when Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn proposed adding Value Added Tax (VAT) to private school fees.
The reasoning behind this proposal was to fund free healthy school meals for all primary school children.
This announcement follows several proposals regarding the future of schools in England, with the current government being criticised for cutting school budgets through the restructuring of education funding, where money will be redistributed from urban areas to rural areas.
This announcement of adding VAT to private school fees has been met with scepticism from the education sector, with the chief executive of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ conference, representing private school leaders, stating that this policy will actually increase the cost to the state as parents will be forced to take their children out of private schools.
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