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Old 24-11-2020, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Period poverty: Scotland first in the world to give Free Tampons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...itics-51629880


Women in Scotland
soon to get Tampons Free.
In all Public and School toilets


[Since 2001, VAT has been charged on
period products at a rate of 5% in the UK,
with EU rules meaning this "tampon tax" could
not be abolished or reduced any further.
However, over the past five years the
UK government has put money raised by VAT on period products into a tampon tax fund which is used to
support women's organisations and charities.]

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Old 24-11-2020, 05:13 PM   #2
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Very good, progressive move.
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Old 24-11-2020, 05:14 PM   #3
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Quite right. Access to healthcare of all kinds is a human right.
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Old 24-11-2020, 05:16 PM   #4
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Estimated £10million pounds a year.
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Old 24-11-2020, 05:17 PM   #5
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Estimated £10million pounds a year.
Money well spent.
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Old 24-11-2020, 05:30 PM   #6
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and yet people are starving on the streets of Glasgow
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Old 24-11-2020, 05:37 PM   #7
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This should be extended to also provide sanitary pads for those of us whom tampons aren't an option.
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Old 24-11-2020, 05:38 PM   #8
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when will England?
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Old 24-11-2020, 05:45 PM   #9
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This should be extended to also provide sanitary pads for those of us whom tampons aren't an option.
I think its all sanitary products Kate.
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Old 24-11-2020, 05:46 PM   #10
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when will England?
Hopefully this decision will shame the Gov into following suit. I won't hold my breath though....although it would be hilarious to watch Boris bluster through a discussion on periods
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when will bog roll be free?
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Old 24-11-2020, 05:59 PM   #12
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Which public toilets are you going to that has pay-per-sheet toilet paper?
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strangely im listening to a chart from 1978 at mo from a great youtube site called retroradio (radio one charts from the late 70s) charts i used to tape on cassette and this came on

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...Scotland leading the way.....

Period products likely to become ‘free across the UK as Scotland set to pave way’...


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Old 24-11-2020, 07:55 PM   #16
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We can afford our own
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We can afford our own
Who's we?...

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Old 25-11-2020, 09:01 AM   #18
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maybe if they didnt draw on the walls they would feel like they lived in a **** hole.

Mummy get to work.

Kiddies you aint clearly starving.
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Surely toothpaste should be free as well.
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Oi blackteeth, no!
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Oi blackteeth, no!
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Old 25-11-2020, 05:31 PM   #22
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It's a good move that other places should look to emulate. Such essentials should be available to all for free.
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