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Fri Jan 1, 2021, 06:19 PM

UK: Activists cheer as 'sexist' tampon tax is scrapped

Source: BBC

Activists cheer as 'sexist' tampon tax is scrapped

By Mary-Ann Russon
Business reporter, BBC News

1 January 2021

The 5% rate of VAT on sanitary products - referred to as the "tampon tax" - will be abolished in the UK from 1 January.

EU law required members to tax tampons and sanitary towels at 5%, treating period products as non-essential.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak committed to scrapping the tax in his March Budget.

Campaigners welcomed the end to what they called a "sexist tax" with activist Laura Coryton saying it was "about ending a symptom of sexism".

The UK was able to get rid of the tax now because it is no longer subject to European Union rules on sanitary products.

The EU is itself in the process of abolishing the tampon tax. ...

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55502252

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 06:27 PM

1. Meanwhile -

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/uk/scotland-period-products-vote-scli-gbr-intl/index.html


Scotland becomes first country to make tampons and pads available for free


November 25, 2020

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Fri Jan 1, 2021, 06:31 PM

2. I suspect that when Bo "ya doesn't have to call me Johnson" Jo and the tories get scrapped

we'll hear the cheer way over here!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 06:36 PM

3. YWCA Refuses Sanitary Product Donations from TST-AZ in "Menstruatin' with Satan" campaign

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/infernal/2018/05/ywca-rejects-support-from-menstruatin-with-satan-campaigns/

I don’t know who the person or people that made the complaint are; but I take no small bit of satisfaction in being able to report that whoever they are, their plan didn’t work. TST-AZ simply found another group; one that is about to get a huge boost in donations.

What the person or people responsible have done is to attempt (and fail) to deny material aid to needy people because they don’t like Satanists. I have little doubt that this is the same kind of person who thinks they’re being clever when they ask ‘where all the Atheist hospitals are’. To try and stop a beloved charity action because of a misguided dislike of those helping is despicable, to do so anonymously is cowardice, and to watch your attempt fail so spectacularly is delightful.

We just can't mention that yucky bloody girly stuff. Ignore it and it won't exist!!! Magical thinking.

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