Free sanitary products to be available in schools
Sanitary products will be made available for free in secondary schools and colleges in England, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced.
As part of today's Spring Statement, the Chancellor announced that the Department for Education will develop a national scheme providing free sanitary products to girls in secondary schools and colleges.
The scheme aims to tackle period poverty, after concerns were raised that girls were missing school due to not being able to afford sanitary products.
The Chancellor said the free sanitary products would be available from the next school year.
In August 2018, the Scottish Government announced it would provide free sanitary products to students at schools, colleges and universities across Scotland.
See our Cheap Sanitary Products guide for more tips on cutting the cost of sanitary items.
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