This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Abolish VAT on Women's Sanitary Products
We are petitioning to abolish tax on female sanitary products, as items such as men's razors are tax free but women's sanitary products are considered luxury products by the government. This law was frozen in 1973, when the UK Parliament was very male dominated, so we are petitioning to further equal rights between men and women. Although the tax has been reduced to 5%, even with this reduction sanitary towels will cost a woman over £1400 in her lifetime.
We hope for there to be more awareness around this issue and we want the government to bring the issue up with the European Community, as they have the power to change this law.
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