Tampon tax still not scrapped as George Osborne 'goes quiet' on his pledge

George Osborne is facing pressure from campaigners after failing to scrap the tampon tax.

Campaigners claim the Government has “gone quiet” on the matter since announcing the five per cent VAT on sanitary products would be scrapped back in March.

Mr Osborne originally made the pledge to remove the tampon tax last November, but was unable to do so due to regulations applied by the European Commission that prevented member states from removing the tax.

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