Free sanitary products in U.K. schools
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There has been a levy on sanitary products in the UK since it joined the European Economic Community in 1973, which likely contributes to the number of women unable to purchase sanitary products.
The tax was lowered to 5% in 2000, but this is the lowest rate permitted under the European Union's tax law.
The government says it 'strongly supports' scrapping the tax after Brexit in March 2019, and currently the £15 million it brings in a year is being sent to women´s charities.
However, this does not solve the current problem we have where girls are truanting school because they are ashamed or embarrassed that they are menstruating.
WHY is it that we are charged for a basic and essential?
In this day and age, it is just wrong that any woman shouldn't have access to free sanitary products If need be.
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