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Good Brexit news for UK women: Cheaper sanitary products, no tampon tax anymore

Christian Fernsby |
The ‘tampon tax’ has been abolished with a zero rate of VAT applying to women’s sanitary products coming into effect today in the UK.

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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."


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