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Goodbye tampon tax, hello female empowerment

Whilst 2021 hasn’t been exactly what we were hoping for so far, it’s not all doom and gloom. As of January 1 2021, the tampon tax in the UK was officially abolished – that’s right, women are no longer being taxed for being women! It really is the little things (I guess).  Perhaps it seems […]

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UK government scraps tampon tax and follows Scotland’s lead

CW: domestic abuse, unconsensual sex The five percent rate of VAT on sanitary products has been axed in the UK, meaning that tampons and pads are now treated as essential items. The government had committed to scrapping the tax in the March budget, and the change was implemented on 1 January 2020 following the UK’s exit […]

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Germany scraps tampon tax as they are deemed ‘not a luxury’

This week, Germany has made headline news for cutting back its 19 per cent VAT on tampons, pads and menstrual cups. Although discussions are still being held on how much the reduction will be, the decision has none- the-less brought the tampon tax debate back into the spotlight and the question of whether or not these products […]

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Period problems: Megan’s menstrual cup review

Lifestyle writer Megan Burton shares her experience of using a menstrual cup for the first time, providing The Student with the lowdown of the cup’s compatibility with student life. Period problems I hate buying period products. I hate the lengthy process of going into Sainsbury’s, trying to subtly pick out a box of tampons, burying […]