A new Employment Bill was announced in the 2019 Queen’s Speech and we are left eagerly awaiting its Parliamentary debate and subsequent publication to see what measures it will bring. This post will consider its likely reforms and what they will mean for women.
Since the 1st January 2021, “tampon tax” no longer exists in the UK.
Before this change, the tampon tax meant that 5% VAT was charged on all sanitary products. Since 1973, the UK has been subject to five different rates of VAT, courtesy of the EU VAT Directive. However, since leaving the EU, the Government is no longer subject to such Directive and has capitalised on this opportunity.