Tesco becomes first retailer to cover period pant VAT

While sanitary products have been VAT free since 2021, the government classes period pants as a garment and therefore remains taxed like regular clothing

Tesco has reportedly become the first retailer to cover the cost of VAT on its period pant offering as part of a campaign from retailers to convince the government to class the product under the same category as menstrual products, according to City AM.

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