Britain no longer has to apply an EU law mandating a minimum five percent tax on sanitary products, as it left the European Union single market and customs union at 2300 GMT on Thursday.
In 2018, Scotland had become the first country to provide free sanitary products in schools, colleges and universities.
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The legislation would make products such as tampons and sanitary pads free for all women in Scotland, available at designated public places such as community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies.
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