The ‘tampon tax’ was the most high-profile campaign but now, with 20% on coronavirus kits, others are gaining pace
The start of 2021 brought with it the end of the “tampon tax”. After years of campaigning, the government finally accepted the argument that sanitary products are an essential product, not a luxury, and should be treated as such for VAT purposes. Now, as with most food and children’s clothing, they attract a zero rate of tax.
The tampon tax campaign was the loudest relating to VAT rates in recent memory but it’s certainly not the only one.
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