Scotland gets a step closer to making period products free for all

Scotland gets a step closer to making period products free for all

Scotland is expected to get one step closer to making period products free for all, including tampons and sanitary pads.

The bill, which was first proposed in 2017 by Labour’s Monica Lennon in a bid to tackle period poverty, is expected to pass the first legal hurdle at Holyrood today with MSPs from all parties endorsing it, Independent reports.

It comes after a U-turn from the Scottish government, which announced last week it would be backing the motion.

Over 25 per cent of women in England, Scotland and Wales have missed work or school because they could not afford to buy menstrual products, according to a 2018 poll.