Marks & Spencer calls on government to end VAT on period pants

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Marks & Spencer has urged the government to remove VAT applied to period pants and has launched a petition for a parliamentary debate on the issue.

Marks & Spencer and period pants brand WUKA said the use of period pants would save customers money and reduce single-use plastic. However, the fact that VAT is imposed, in contrast to products such as tampons that are exempt, means the cost puts some consumers off.

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