The UK’s tampon tax is the 5 per cent rate of value-added tax (VAT) on menstrual products. It was abolished since January 1. This means that there is no need for 5% VAT for these products. This is a part of the government’s wider initiative to end period poverty, which includes providing free sanitary products in educational institutions and hospitals. With this, the UK became one among the few countries across the world like India, Canada, Australia, Kenya etc., to have zero taxes on sanitary products.