Private schools have had fees paid via tax haven firms – Angela Rayner responds
Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the news that private schools have had fees paid via tax haven firms, said:
“Under this rotten Tory government, it is one rule for the super-rich and another for everybody else.
“Taxes that should be going into the public coffers could be funding state schools which are instead forced to send begging letters to parents to cover basic supplies and even close early on Fridays.
“Labour will get tough on the tax avoiders and evaders, and those who facilitate it, with our Tax Transparency and Enforcement Programme. And a Labour government will introduce VAT on private school fees to pay for free meals for all primary school pupils.”
Notes to Editors:
- Elite UK school fees paid via tax haven firms, leak reveals, The Guardian, Source:https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/mar/05/elite-uk-school-fees-paid-via-tax-haven-firms-leak-reveals
- Labour’s Tax Transparency and Enforcement Programme from 2017 election. Source: https://labour.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Tax-transparency-programme.pdf
- Original announcement on VAT. Source: https://labour.org.uk/press/labour-commits-to-free-school-meals-for-all/