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VAT on larger school uniforms hitting families

A quarter of all parents are being taxed on their children’s school uniform due to soaring levels of obesity, new figures show.?

Under the current law, VAT is not charged on clothing designed for those aged 13 and under.

But rising obesity levels mean that more overweight youngsters are having to wear clothes designed for older children, and families are paying a total of £4million a year in VAT on top of the normal cost of schoolwear.

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