Scrap tax on sunscreen, say cancer charities
Source: BBC News, May 2023
Value added tax – better known as VAT – should be scrapped on sunscreen to make it more affordable, say several UK cancer charities.
Sunscreen is classified as a “cosmetic" product and carries a 20% tax, adding around £1.50 to the cost of a bottle.
Charities want high-factor protective creams to be VAT exempt, citing the cost-of-living crisis which has seen many struggling to buy essential items.