Tax on independent school fees to fund mental health support

  • 15th January 2024

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer had said that funds he will raise from taxing independent school fees will be spent on mental health support for every school in England, The Telegraph has reported.

Speaking to the BBC, Sir Kier added that this policy will help reduce self-harm and suicide among young people and is one of a number of policies forming part of a “children’s recovery plan”.

A senior Conservative Party source said Labour was “stretching the limits of credulity”, adding: “Their numbers simply don’t stack up, so Labour will either have to ramp up national debt or slam working families with higher taxes.”

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