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I’m pleased to announce we’re covering the cost of the so-called ‘Tampon tax.’ From tomorrow, 30 August, anyone buying women’s sanitary products from Co-op will no longer pay VAT (value-added tax).

In real terms, this means that from tomorrow, 30 August, we’re reducing the cost of Co-op own brand and branded women’s sanitary by five per cent, ahead of Government proposals to remove the VAT. This covers the cost of VAT for anyone buying pads, liners, towels and tampons from their local Co-op.

The price of all the 71 Co-op own brand and branded sanitary products stocked in Co-op will be cut.

Of course, Co-op Members also get 5% back when they buy Co-op own brand products, women’s sanitary products included, so there’s more to be saved by shopping Co-op.

Jo Whitfield
Co-op Food CEO

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  1. I’m pleased that the Co-op is doing the right thing in reducing the price of all sanitary protection products – thank you.

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  2. Isn’t VAT @ 20% ???

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  3. It was dropped to 5% specifically for sanitary products in 2000

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  4. Well done Co-op it’s the right thing to do. 👍🏻

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  5. HI THAT IS VERY GOOD NEWS , IT WILL BENIFIT MANY WOMEN AND GIRLS.

    On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 8:02 AM, The Co-op Blog wrote:

    > Co-op posted: “I’m pleased to announce we’re covering the cost of the > so-called ‘Tampon tax.’ From tomorrow, 30 August, anyone buying women’s > sanitary products from Co-op will no longer pay VAT (value-added tax). In > real terms, this means that from tomorrow, 30 Augus” >

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  6. Fantastic ! These products should never if attracted VAT in the first place they are not a luxury item 👍🏻😀

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  7. Well done co-op, great news! Will you go a step further though and stick reusable products??

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  8. Excellent news, didn’t the Co-op as CWS do something similar many years ago, to push the argument for dropping this unfair taxation.

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  9. The government was completely wrong in assessing sanitary wear as Luxury items !! Any woman will tell you it could only have been instigated by men !!
    It’s something we have no control over and has to be purchased regardless.
    Well done Co-op ! it should have been re-graded years ago !!!!!

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  10. […] called on the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to scrap the ‘tampon tax‘ for good, following the Co-op’s announcement recently that they will cover the cost of the tax for their […]

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