Local MP welcomes Government support for zero VAT on tampons

Maria Miller MP for Basingstoke has welcomed the Government’s support for reducing to zero the VAT on all sanitary wear. Speaking after a failed amendment by the Labour Party which called for the Government to write a report on the impact of VAT being levied on sanitary wear Maria said, “It’s unclear why Labour is just calling for more reports to be written on this issue. The Government has pledged to apply to the EU to be able to apply zero VAT on all sanitary wear in the UK to end yet another example of the EU interfering in matters best determined in our own Parliament. I am pleased that it is a Conservative Government now able to take action.“