Good Brexit news for UK women: Cheaper sanitary products, no tampon tax anymore
Topics: BREXIT UK
The move made possible by end of the transition period and freedom from EU law mandating VAT on sanitary products.
Felicia Willow, Fawcett Society Chief Executive, said: "We warmly welcome the scrapping of VAT on all sanitary products from 1 January 2021 and congratulate the government on taking this positive step.
"It’s been a long road to reach this point, but at last the sexist tax that saw sanitary products classed as non-essential, luxury items can be consigned to the history books."
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: I’m proud that we are today delivering on our promise to scrap the tampon tax. Sanitary products are essential so it’s right that we do not charge VAT." ■