Sugar tax: Consumption of sugar from soft drinks falls by 10%
Thursday, March 11, 2021
UK households bought 10% less sugar through soft drinks in the year after the sugar tax was introduced by the government, new research shows. Manufacturers of soft drinks containing more than 5g of sugar per 100ml have been made to pay a levy of 18p a litre to the Treasury, or 24p a litre for sugar content over 8g per 100ml, since the tax came into force in April 2018. The government and health campaigners hoped the higher prices would put consumers off buying the most sugary drinks as part of the fight against obesity. Some manufacturers reduced the amount of sugar in their drinks, helping them avoid the charges.Click here to connect to the source of this storyClick here for more News and Views
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