Petition Lower the VAT rate on all sanitary products to the zero rate (0%)
From January 2001, the rate of VAT for eligible sanitary protection products was lowered from the full rate of 17.5% to the “reduced rate” of 5%. Now we must pick up the campaign to see all sanitary products (including sanitary towels; sanitary pads; panty liners; tampons; keepers and maternity pads) be reduced to the zero rate (0%) alongside most food items, books, newspapers, magazines and children's clothes.
They are very necessary items and rates on them disproportionately hit women the most. Some common sense on behalf of the government is needed.
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It was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government