Bitter row as sugar tax millions diverted away from fighting childhood obesity

The Daily Telegraph
Monday, January 3, 2022
Government accused of betrayal after promising to spend 'every penny' on children's health but funds are actually going into general tax pot. The Government has quietly abandoned a promise to spend millions of pounds in revenue from the sugar tax on fighting childhood obesity. When the levy on soft drinks was introduced, ministers promised to spend “every penny” on children’s health and wellbeing programmes. However, the cash has been diverted from specific projects or departments into the Treasury coffers.
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