The UK government has promised to raise the issue of VAT on tampons with the European commission after pressure from MPs.
Minister for Women and Equalities Nicola Ann Morgan said: “It’s blindingly obvious that sanitary products aren’t a luxury and shouldn’t be treated as such.”
Tampons are taxed at a five per cent VAT rate. Here are five things charged at zero per cent:
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