UKIP MEPs highlight unfair 'tampon tax' on International Women's Day

UKIP MEPs highlight unfair 'tampon tax' on International Women's Day

After MEPs shelved a debate on the 'tampon tax' UKIP MEPs are highlighting the hypocrisy of the EU in refusing to allow tampons to be 'zero rated' in Strasbourg today. UKIP MEP Jane Collins asked the Parliament to debate why VAT is levied on sanitary products, pointing out that in its own legislation it is illegal to discriminate against people based on their gender. But the committee of senior MEPs and civil servants refused to allow it to be discussed despite regularly calling for legislation on equality for women.

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 Written by: Jane Collins Posted in: Press releases, 2016, March, Newsroom, Jane Collins, Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Unemployed Brits' chances of finding work dashed by Brussels scheme

Unemployed Brits' chances of finding work dashed by Brussels scheme

Jane Collins has said the ONS statistics showing the increase in young people not in education, employment or training released on the same day as MEPs voted to advertise all jobs and apprenticeships in the UK on an EU wide website "demonstrated how the EU has a negative effect on the prospects of young people in Britain."

Thursday, 25 February 2016 Written by: Jane Collins Posted in: Press releases, 2016, February, Newsroom, Employment and Social Affairs, Jane Collins

The EU is failing and the jobs scheme will also fail

The EU is failing and the jobs scheme will also fail

EU member states need to make more efficient use of €6 billon in EU funds to ease the transition from education to jobs for young people and foster entrepreneurship, urged MEPs in Wednesday's debate on the European Youth Initiative. Some advocated simplifying funding procedures, sharing best practices, and promoting apprenticeships, whilst others urged member states to do more to exploit the job-creating potential of new energy-saving and green technologies.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 Written by: Jane Collins Posted in: Latest news, 2014, Newsroom, September, Jane Collins