University shop to sell sanitary products ‘at cost’, SU announces

The University Shop, situated on the ground floor of the Minerva Building, is to sell sanitary products ‘at cost’, it has been revealed.

The new costs see the items sold at a sum before the VAT on sanitary products is applied. Photo: in_future/Flickr.

With a price cut of between 20% and 38% depending on the product, the new costs, implemented today, see the items sold at a sum before the VAT on sanitary products is applied.

In an article on their website, the SU said they ‘appreciate that access to sanitary products is an essential requirement rather than a luxury’.

Connor Delany, Vice President for Welfare and Community, added: “It is great that the University is supporting this campaign, sanitary products are essential for all female students and I am pleased that the University is able to reduce the cost so significantly for students.

“I will continue to campaign for free sanitary products, but the support we have received from the University this week is a huge step forward.”

The news follows a move by the high street retailer Tesco in July, which saw the company reduce the price of its sanitary products by five per cent to cover the cost of the so-called ‘tampon tax’. Waitrose also made the same reduction a month later.

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