Ben Howlett, the Member of Parliament for Bath, has welcomed the news that EU officials have agreed a deal which will allow the UK to scrap VAT on sanitary products.
Upon hearing of the developments, Ben said: “After months of campaigning on this issue, I’m absolutely delighted that the Prime Minister has secured a deal to scrap the bizarre tax on female sanitary products.
“I raised this issue at the European Commission and European Parliament discussion at the United Nations on behalf of the Women and Equalities Select Committee.
“This decision is going to make a real difference to women in the UK and helps to reduce gender inequality.”
Ben previously wrote to David Gauke, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, to ask that the Government maintains pressure on the EU to ensure VAT is removed.
Ben added: “These developments show that Britain has a constructive relationship with the European Union which can make a real difference to people’s everyday lives.”