Tesco covers tampon tax for customers by cutting prices

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Supermarket shoulders 5% VAT on women’s sanitary products for own-label and other brands following campaign

Tesco has become the first UK supermarket to cover the cost of the tampon tax for customers, after it cut the price of nearly 100 women’s sanitary products by 5%.

The retailer said that the move – which sees Tesco absorb the cost of VAT, set at 5% on sanitary items – would help women who found themselves in financial difficulty.

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