Independent School Fees: VAT

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 21 February 2024.

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Photo of Neil Hudson Neil Hudson Conservative, Penrith and The Border 4:30, 21 February 2024

I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this really important debate. Our independent schools do vital outreach work with access bursaries and access to sports facilities. Many hard-working families up and down the land make huge sacrifices saving to send their children to independent schools. Does my hon. Friend agree that the short-sighted Labour policy on VAT on independent schools will compromise these schools, force some parents to take their children out of them, and ultimately put more pressure on our local state schools?