Period products to be handed out for free to everyone in Scotland in 'world first' - MSE News

People in Scotland will soon be able to get free period products under law in a move it claims is a world first...

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'Period products to be handed out for free to everyone in Scotland in 'world first''

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  • HasbeenHasbeen Forumite
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    Not exactly free.
    Scottish tax payers pay more than anyone.

    I for one would be better off by £3000 if I lived in England.

    The SNP are experts in giving  "free" to show how good they are in government.
    The world is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good. Napoleon
  • mac.dmac.d Forumite
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    That's usually how it works, pay more taxes, get more 'services'. 
    University education, nursery places, school meals, prescriptions, personal care for elderly...

    Besides, only some not all pay more tax, and on the other hand probably pay less council tax.
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    Free to Everyone? 
    Really???
    Roughly 50% of the recipients will be men in that case.
  • Spoonie_TurtleSpoonie_Turtle Forumite
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    Free to Everyone? 
    Really???
    Roughly 50% of the recipients will be men in that case.
    Not sure anyone is going to be taking them if they have no use for them! There are plenty of women who don't have periods for various reasons.
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    mac.d said:
    That's usually how it works, pay more taxes, get more 'services'. 
    University education, nursery places, school meals, prescriptions, personal care for elderly...

    Besides, only some not all pay more tax, and on the other hand probably pay less council tax.
    But that is not how it is working. Pay more tax get less actual services.

    Council tax has went through the roof, now payable direct to the scottish government not the councils.

    But we got a broken down ugly parliament building at £414 million and running / repair costs of about £80 million per year.

    We get show projects like the Queensferry Crossing not fit for purpose at 1.35 Billion pounds

    People are moving away. 

    On 4 March 2020 the Scottish Parliament set the following income tax rates and bands for 2020 to 2021.

    Bands

    Band name

    Rate

    Over £12,500* - £14,585

    Starter Rate

    19%

    Over £14,585 - £25,158

    Scottish Basic Rate

    20%

    Over £25,158 - £43,430

    Intermediate Rate

    21%

    Over £43,430 - £150,000**

    Higher Rate

    41%

    Over £150,000**

    Top Rate

    46%


    The world is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good. Napoleon
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    Hasbeen said:
    mac.d said:
    That's usually how it works, pay more taxes, get more 'services'. 
    University education, nursery places, school meals, prescriptions, personal care for elderly...

    Besides, only some not all pay more tax, and on the other hand probably pay less council tax.
    But that is not how it is working. Pay more tax get less actual services.

    Council tax has went through the roof, now payable direct to the scottish government not the councils.

    But we got a broken down ugly parliament building at £414 million and running / repair costs of about £80 million per year.

    We get show projects like the Queensferry Crossing not fit for purpose at 1.35 Billion pounds

    People are moving away. 

    On 4 March 2020 the Scottish Parliament set the following income tax rates and bands for 2020 to 2021.

    Bands

    Band name

    Rate

    Over £12,500* - £14,585

    Starter Rate

    19%

    Over £14,585 - £25,158

    Scottish Basic Rate

    20%

    Over £25,158 - £43,430

    Intermediate Rate

    21%

    Over £43,430 - £150,000**

    Higher Rate

    41%

    Over £150,000**

    Top Rate

    46%


    Total, utter rot. 
  • ZellahZellah Forumite
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    Hasbeen said:
    Not exactly free.
    Scottish tax payers pay more than anyone.

    I for one would be better off by £3000 if I lived in England.

    The SNP are experts in giving  "free" to show how good they are in government.
    Then maybe you should tell your fellow Scots to stop voting for the SNP as they seem to be very popular north of the border. Or don't you believe in democracy?
  • edited 27 November 2020 at 10:41PM
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    edited 27 November 2020 at 10:41PM
    dahj said:
    Hasbeen said:
    mac.d said:
    That's usually how it works, pay more taxes, get more 'services'. 
    University education, nursery places, school meals, prescriptions, personal care for elderly...

    Besides, only some not all pay more tax, and on the other hand probably pay less council tax.
    But that is not how it is working. Pay more tax get less actual services.

    Council tax has went through the roof, now payable direct to the scottish government not the councils.

    But we got a broken down ugly parliament building at £414 million and running / repair costs of about £80 million per year.

    We get show projects like the Queensferry Crossing not fit for purpose at 1.35 Billion pounds

    People are moving away. 

    On 4 March 2020 the Scottish Parliament set the following income tax rates and bands for 2020 to 2021.

    Bands

    Band name

    Rate

    Over £12,500* - £14,585

    Starter Rate

    19%

    Over £14,585 - £25,158

    Scottish Basic Rate

    20%

    Over £25,158 - £43,430

    Intermediate Rate

    21%

    Over £43,430 - £150,000**

    Higher Rate

    41%

    Over £150,000**

    Top Rate

    46%


    Total, utter rot. 
    ER. Which part do you not believe?
    The world is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good. Napoleon
  • edited 28 November 2020 at 8:23AM
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    edited 28 November 2020 at 8:23AM
    Zellah said:
    Hasbeen said:
    Not exactly free.
    Scottish tax payers pay more than anyone.

    I for one would be better off by £3000 if I lived in England.

    The SNP are experts in giving  "free" to show how good they are in government.
    Then maybe you should tell your fellow Scots to stop voting for the SNP as they seem to be very popular north of the border. Or don't you believe in democracy?
    They are not that popular. There is no one else to vote for, on the mainland. My fellow scots do not vote for them.

    Their core voters seem to be the ones that have never worked a day in their lives or are on methadone?

    Or still at school having been brainwashed with years of propaganda. 

    You can only watch Brave Heart so much?  :s LOL

    What we want is financial and political independence from Scotland. With Shetland and Orkney being governed as a Crown Dependency, similar to Jersey and the Isle of Man.


    EDIT:
    But to stop this thread going off track and becoming political. LOL

    My original point still stands.
    It is good that period products are to be given out "free".

    But they are not "free" as they are paid for by people working in the most heavily taxed country in the UK.

    If we are going to get "free" then spend the money on Education, Health, Child poverty etc.
    On what Scotland really needs not propaganda stunts.
    The world is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good. Napoleon
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