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Government to stop taxing periods


by Admin giftwellness March 21, 2016

Channel 4 News reported today that the government is finally abolishing the tax on sanitary pads and tampons. Women all over Europe have been calling for an end to the so called 'tampon tax' for several years, protesting that sanitary products are not a 'luxury item'. However the VAT rate has remained at 5%. 

In his address to Parliment, David Cameron announced the end of the much criticised “tampon tax,” the five per cent VAT currently added to every sanitary product purchase in the UK. He said it was "a victory for campaigners, who have been lobbying the government for a change for several years."

Here at Gift Wellness, we hear from women everyday who tell us how heavily they depend on our sanitary pads, and don't know what they would do without them. So we can't believe how long it has taken for this mysoginistic issue to be resolved. Below is the extract from the Channel 4 report showing the announcement. Can't help feeling like the Prime Minister thinks he is doing us a favour!

https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/10153608252321939/ 

 




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