Tampon tax: Outside the EU we could set our own VAT rules and act immediately

Tampon tax: Outside the EU we could set our own VAT rules and act immediately

“Outside the EU we could set our own VAT rules and act immediately rather than beg for EU concessions that could take years to implement. David Cameron having to plead for change just shows how weak and dependent he is on the EU.  Let’s vote to get out in June and control our own affairs.

Monday, 21 March 2016 Written by: Louise Bours Posted in: Press releases, 2016, March, Newsroom, Women's Rights and Gender Equality, Louise Bours

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

The EU has failed women

The EU has failed women

UKIP MEP Margot Parker has today outlined how the EU has failed women and is actually helping trafficking and exploitation. The East Midlands MEP, in two speeches to the EU Parliament in Strasbourg, has outlined figures from Eurostat which showed that between 2010 and 2012, more than 30,000 people were trafficked across Europe - 80 per cent of them women.

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