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The Labour Party secure a historic landslide at the 2024 General Election. What’s next for Independent Schools?

by Berthold Bauer on July 5, 2024

When will manifesto pledges take effect?

The formalities are underway to install the new Prime Minister on Friday 5 July, but turning manifesto pledges into Legislation will take longer.

We know that one of Labour’s key pledges was to ‘end the VAT exemption…for private schools’ by applying VAT to School fees.  There have been mixed messages in the media about when the policy will take effect, we won’t have certainty until more details are released.  However, changing VAT legislation takes time, and at BBVAT, we expect this policy won’t be implemented immediately.

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Berthold BauerThe Labour Party secure a historic landslide at the 2024 General Election. What’s next for Independent Schools?