Money New Look to review prices over 'fat tax' plus-size row

13:15  16 may  2018
13:15  16 may  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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New Look added that they are in the process of reviewing the pricing structure of its plus size collection. Related. TAGafter cent CHARGING Fat ’ look more Over plus size Slammed TAX Trousers.

NEW Look has come under fire after allegedly imposing a ‘ fat tax ’ on its plus - sized customers. If you look at the statistics, there’s more money being spent on plus size clothing now then there was even three years ago. “Why should we be penalised for being slightly bigger?

New Look's green stripe plus-size trousers cost £22.99 - compared with £19.99 for standard-size - plus-size pictured © Other New Look's green stripe plus-size trousers cost £22.99 - compared with £19.99 for standard-size - plus-size pictured

Fashion retailer New Look has said it will review the way it prices clothing after being accused of charging more for plus-size items.

Shopper Maria Wassell accused the chain of levying a "fat tax" on women who are size 16 and above after she discovered a pair of plus-size green striped trousers were on sale for £22.99 - three pounds and 15% more than the £19.99 charged for standard sizes.

"It's like being discriminated against for being plus-size when I'm only slightly bigger than average," the 43-year old, from Ashford in Kent, told The Times. "The average size for a British woman is now a size 16."

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New Look has been slammed for imposing a ' fat tax ' on plus - size customers after a shopper noticed a jacket from its Curve range is almost twice the price of an apparently identical piece from the main collection.

New Look added that they are in the process of reviewing the pricing structure of its plus size collection. Related. TAGafter cent CHARGING clothes Fat ’ look more Over plus - size Slammed TAX .

New Look's green stripe standard-size trousers cost £19.99 - compared with £22.99 for plus-size - standard pictured © Other New Look's green stripe standard-size trousers cost £19.99 - compared with £22.99 for plus-size - standard pictured In a statement to Sky, New Look 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.

"We are proud of the ranges we offer to our plus-size customers and value all customers, no matter what their body shape or size."

New Look © Sky News Screen Grab New Look But Tam Fry, chairman of the National Obesity Forum, told the Times it was "entirely reasonable for dressmakers to charge more for larger sizes because they require more material".

"I think if a woman is paying more for her clothes because she is a size 18 or over that she will think seriously about staying in shape and that can only be a good thing," she said.

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New Look has been slammed for imposing a ' fat tax ' - after charging an extra 15 per cent for plus - size trousers compared to an identical pair in its New Look has responded by saying they are in the process of reviewing the pricing structure of its Curve range, which is designed for sizes 18 and over .

Maria contacted New Look and claimed she was told ‘some products appear similar but may be slightly different’. New Look added that they are in the process of reviewing the pricing structure of its plus size collection.

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