Councils express concern how UK Sugar Tax of £1.2 billion is being spent
Local Government Association
Friday, August 12, 2022
The soft drinks industry levy, designed to reduce consumption of sugary drinks, has raised around £1.2 billion since its introduction. However, it is no longer ringfenced to be spent on efforts to tackle obesity and physical inactivity despite a commitment from the Government to use the levy to fund “programmes to encourage physical activity and balanced diets.” A recent study suggests that only 45 per cent of primary school aged children have one hour a day worth of physical activity, with data collected by councils also revealing rates of childhood obesity are still above their pre pandemic levels.Click here to connect to the source of this storyClick here for more News and Views
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