Scotland To Become The First Country Providing Free Sanitary Products
6Why this is a huge step
The thing that most people do not understand is that this will be coasting the legislation a sum total of £24 million annually which is around $31 million. If this is a success other people will try to force their governments to follow this. This bill will cost the government a lot of money which will be a huge step for them to approve of.
7Why is this so important?
These days companies price their sanitary products at ridiculous prices. A survey showed that an average woman would be spending around £8 or $10 every month on period products. This is not a high cost to most but for people working on minimum wage, this is too high. Not to mention the new taxes they have placed on period products.
8What is the tampon tax?
Tampon tax has been something that has been around for years with most major countries abolishing it. Countries like Kenya, Canada, India, Colombia, Australia, Germany, and Rwanda have either abolished this tax completely or reduced it significantly. This tax is applied to feminine hygiene products which put them in the category of “luxury” items.
9How will this bill affect the world?
Naturally once this bill gets implemented the whole world will want to follow in its footsteps. This is a huge turning point for humanity. Providing women with free sanitary products should be a right in every country but most countries will not want to implement it as they will be losing a whole revenue stream due to it.
10Why many countries will object to it?
Like we said before if this bill goes through all stages completely and is passed it will cost the government £24 million annually which is around $31 million. That may not be a huge amount for a country like Scotland but other countries will not think the same way. To them, it will only seem like a huge loss in revenue and may just want to lower the prices instead of making it free.