UK: Anger as tampon tax is used to help fund anti-abortion group

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Anger as tampon tax is used to help fund anti-abortion group
Women’s groups and politicians condemn £250,000 grant to Life charity from cash meant for disadvantaged women

Ben Quinn

Saturday 1 April 2017

A new row has broken out over the so-called tampon tax after it emerged that a quarter of a million pounds from a controversial levy on women’s sanitary products is to be given to an anti-abortion organisation.

Under pressure from campaigners after failing to honour a pledge to scrap the 5% VAT on sanitary products, former chancellor George Osborne said that more than £10m a year would be redistributed from the tax receipts to women’s charities.

Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/01/tampon-tax-anti-abortion-group-anger