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Scotland to approve free sanitary products for all women

Scotland to approve free sanitary products for all women

25.2.2020

Scotland to approve free sanitary products for all women

LONDON (REUTERS) - The Scottish parliament on Tuesday (Feb 25) is due to approve plans to make sanitary products freely available to all women - the first nation in the world to do so.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill was proposed by Scottish lawmaker Monica Lennon, who first submitted a draft proposal in 2017. The cost is expected to be around 24.1 million pounds (S$43.73 million).A consultation document proposed modelling the scheme on the card-based system for free condoms, where users register for a free card or voucher to exchange for the products.

Sanitary products in the United Kingdom are currently taxed at 5 per cent - the so-called"tampon tax".There is no tax on period products in Ireland, Canada, Australia, Kenya, India, Columbia, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Nigeria, Uganda, Lebanon and Trinidad and Tobago, the Scottish government's briefing on the Bill said.



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