Labour is “ripping apart the fabric of education”, independent school leaders have claimed, after John McDonnell warned that the party would treat them “like any other business”.
In a move that threatens the closure of private schools across the country, the shadow chancellor yesterday confirmed that a Labour government would impose more than £1.6bn in taxes on them.
It comes after The Daily Telegraph obtained a leaked shadow treasury document, revealing that Labour is planning a £1.64bn raid on private schools by imposing VAT on fees.
Treated like any other business?
OK. Operate like any other business then.
None of this crap about sharing facilities, guiding the local state schools. Sod the bursaries. As we don’t get charitable tax treatment so we’re not going to act like charities.
It’s possible – not likely, but possible – that the nett would be on the schools’ side.