Private Education: Fees and Charges

HM Treasury written question – answered on 6th July 2017.

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Photo of Alex Burghart Alex Burghart Conservative, Brentwood and Ongar

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue that would be generated by introducing VAT on private school fees.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

Private school fees are currently exempt from VAT. This is in line with EU law, which does not enable us to apply VAT to all private school fees. Until we have left the EU, the UK will remain a member of the EU with all of the rights and obligations that membership entails.

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