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Tampon Tax and Osborne: So frustrated I had to come up with a new word
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Tampon Tax and Osborne: So frustrated I had to come up with a new word

From my Huffington Post blog.  It’s taken me a while to digest George Osborne’s announcement in the Autumn Statement. The government decided to put the £15m tax raised from putting VAT on tampons and sanitary products towards funding women’s shelters and refuges. Groups like Sisters Uncut have been campaigning heavily and quite rightly for better … Continue reading

It’s not bloody over. Why the tampon tax debate won’t be brushed off
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It’s not bloody over. Why the tampon tax debate won’t be brushed off

What on earth is the “tampon tax”? The phrase actually refers to luxury taxation the government puts on items they don’t see as essential. Items that are considered essential (therefore exempt from additional tax) are things like; incontinence pads, medical products, razors and children’s nappies. I’m nodding at these and thinking good. Perhaps razors aren’t … Continue reading