Sanitary Protection: VAT

Treasury written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Treasury)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change the rate of VAT applied to tampons.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

At Spring Budget on 11 March 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that a zero rate of VAT will apply to women’s sanitary products from 1 January 2021, at the end of the transition period.

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