The tampon tax has officially been scrapped after being introduced by the government back in 1973.
Today, during the budget announcement, the UK government announced the tampon tax will finally come to an end. This will make tampons 5% cheaper.
After being introduced in 1973, the tax has been widely protested. As women agreed that they shouldn’t pay extra for something they have no control over. The average women spends around £128 every year on period products.
Before Brexit, the lowest tax that could be made for tampons was 5%, but now post-Brexit the government decided to get rid of it for good.
This cut will save the average woman around £70 in her lifetime, and will come into force from 1st January 2021.