Tampon Tax, to vanish
5% is added onto the price of tampons and sanitary towels, which happens to be the lowest VAT rate allowed under EU legalisation. However, the Prime Minister has come to an agreement with EU bosses, which gives the UK the chances to introduce a zero rating.
It is thought that there's going to be a big, official announcement in the middle of next week, but seeing as we're spoiling the surprise, it might happen sooner than that.
Either way, this is good news for all.
Until now, this added VAT meant that these were classified as 'non-essential luxury items' by the European Union (EU), and to anyone who has had regular periods, they'll disagree that these are absolutely essential. There's been various petitions and debates about the whole thing, but now, it looks like the right thing is being done.
Seeing as everyone knows people who need tampons on the like, there's going to be no complaints about the introduction of these new rates, right? Oh wait... we can hear the distant drums of whiny pissbabies...