Sanitary Protection: VAT

Treasury written question – answered on 10th September 2020.

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Photo of Abena Oppong-Asare Abena Oppong-Asare Labour, Erith and Thamesmead

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the new zero VAT rate for female hygiene products to ensure reusable sanitary underwear is brought within the scope when it comes into effect in January 2021.

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. This will apply to those products which are currently subject to the reduced rate of 5%, for example, tampons and pads, and to reusable menstrual products, such as keepers.

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