This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Scrap the tampon tax. Reduce the price of all sanitary products.
Women spend on average £13 a month on sanitary products. Some women have to chose between food and sanitary products. Women don't make the choice to have a period. It is not a luxury but the government classes it as one.
There is 5% tax on sanitary products. Condoms are given out for free whereas there is a tax on sanitary products. You can choose to abstain from sex but you can't help having a period.
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