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Sixth Form Colleges: VAT

Question for Department for Education

UIN 220901, tabled on 15 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy that VAT should be applied to sixth form colleges in the same terms as mainstream schools with sixth forms.

Answered on

21 January 2015

Ministers have said publicly (since December 2013) that they are sympathetic to sixth form colleges' requests for assistance towards their VAT costs, but that it is not affordable to provide this in financial years 2014-15 or 2015-16.