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Labour to scrap discounted business rates for private schools.

Labour to scrap discounted business rates for private schools.

Labour is planning to scrap discounted business rates for private schools and charge VAT on fees if it comes to power, according to a leaked document.

The policy is estimated to have the potential to bring in £1.64bn a year. 

The shadow Treasury memo which has been seen by The Daily Telegraph, includes plans drawn up by shadow chancellor John McDonnell's team. The newspaper reported that they are part of Labour's "preparing for government" strategy in anticipation of an early election. 

 
 

Labour proposed in its 2017 manifesto that it would introduce free school meals for all primary students, funded by removing the VAT exemption from private school fees.

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