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Make sanitary products VAT-free

Submitted by Sarah Jones on Tuesday 27th October 2020

Published on Thursday 5th November 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 5th May 2021

Current Signatures: 17
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Essential ~ Government ~ health minister ~ Lockdown ~ Lockdowns ~ Luxury ~ Ministers ~ paying ~ period products ~ Price ~ Re ~ Sale ~ Sanitary ~ supermarkets ~ Tax ~ Tesco ~ The Welsh ~ Vaughan ~ Vaughan Gething ~ Welsh ~ Welsh Government

Petition Action

Make sanitary products VAT-free

Petition Details

The Welsh Government has banned the sale of non-essential items in supermarkets during a 17-day lockdown.

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said that Tesco was "simply wrong" to tell a woman she could not buy period products during the welsh lockdown.

Additional Information

Tampons, sanitary pads, and menstrual cups are currently categorised as "non-essential, luxury goods" and have 5 percent VAT (value-added tax) added to their price.

They’re either essential (in which case we should stop paying VAT on them) or they’re not (they are).

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