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Tampon tax: government axes VAT on sanitary products

Key campaigner Laura Coryton accuses Tory politicians of trying to turn issue into ‘pro-Brexit thing’

The tampon tax has been abolished after the government honoured its March commitment to remove VAT on women’s sanitary products.

But the campaigner who played a pivotal role in the drive to axe the tampon tax has accused the government of using the issue as a political football, after politicians said it had been scrapped thanks to Brexit. Existing EU law prevented member states from reducing VAT below 5%.

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