New Look accused of “fat tax”

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New Look fat tax

New Look has been accused of imposing a “fat tax” on its plus-size range after a customer found an apparently identical product that was 15 per cent cheaper.

According to The Telegraph, a pair of green striped trousers were found to be £22.99 in New Look’s Curves range, compared to £19.99 in its standard collection.

Meanwhile, a size 18 striped Curves T-shirt that cost £12.99 was offered at a 30 per cent discount of £9.99 in the standard range.

A New Look spokesman said: “To ensure pricing differences like these don’t happen in future, we are in the process of reviewing the pricing structure of our plus-size collection in a way which works best for our customers and our business.”

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