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Make school uniform VAT exempt

Submitted by Matt Easter & Mark Stevenson on Tuesday 24th August 2021

Published on Friday 27th August 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 27th February 2022

Current Signatures: 400
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Abolished ~ aged ~ Brexit ~ Child ~ Children ~ country ~ Government ~ Ratings ~ school uniforms ~ Tax ~ Time

Petition Action

Make school uniform VAT exempt

Petition Details

Clothing for children aged 14 or older, or taller or larger than the average, is subject to a 20% VAT rate. This includes school uniforms. We are calling on the Government to abolish tax on school uniforms by scrapping VAT on all school-specific uniform items to bring down costs for families.

Additional Information

Each family would make significant savings in clothing their child in school uniform across the lifetime of their time at school, at what is a relatively limited cost to the taxpayer. The timing is now right too to abolish this tax, as Brexit has given the country new tax freedoms which the Government should take advantage of.


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