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Sixty seconds on . . . the tampon tax

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 08 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5113
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Is the government going to scrap the tax?

In 2016 prime minister David Cameron negotiated an agreement with the European Union which would have enabled the UK to remove the levy on women’s sanitary products. A little thing called Brexit happened which has complicated matters so plans to scrap the tax have been put on hold.

How much tax do women have to pay?

Those generous folks at the …

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