Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Sugar Tax: UK government's sugar tax comes into effect

Taxes on soft drinks as well as alcohol and tobacco could produce major health gains among society´s poorest experts claim Taxes on soft drinks as well as alcohol and tobacco could produce major health gains among society´s poorest experts claim
Kelvin Reese | 08 April, 2018, 00:58

Benedict Jephcote, Editor of Diabetes.co.uk, said: "Sugary drinks are undoubtedly popular for their taste, but we know that the benefits of the taste come with a very significant downside in terms of health". The Soft Drinks Industry Levy, which was announced in 2016, will be applied to drinks manufacturers.

In October a year ago, the Government announced levy on drinks which contain a significant amount of sugar.

Shortly after the 2016 announcement, Lucozade Ribena Suntory launched Lucozade Zero in the United Kingdom, citing "the nation's changing health agenda".

Clark wants the government to introduce further measures, including reducing sugar, salt, and fat levels in everyday foods, ending price promotions for unhealthy food and drink, and restricting junk food ads on TV before 9pm.

Manufacturers have bumped the prices of some of their best-selling soft drinks in response to the Government's move.

I don't know what the scale of sugar tax avoidance is likely to be, it really depends on how it is sold and the routes to market.

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Pepsi and Coca Cola refused to slash the sugar content in their classic drinks over fears of a consumer backlash. The results released today showed that less than 50 per cent thought it would make them change their habits, whilst alternative "nudges" to taxation might reap a more positive yield. Tesco has reduced its own brand soft drink's sugar content so that 85 percent now have less than 5 grams of sugar and therefore won't be taxed. It is also hoped that the sugar tax will help improve children's oral health. Nearly a third (31pc) report being unsure of which food and drink items are actually high in sugar.

A Coca-Cola Great Britain spokeswoman explained their decision to WalesOnline.

It is also expected to raise more than £275m per year for the Treasury. "As that has happened, obesity rates have continued to rise".

The Government recommends four-to-six year-olds have no more than 19g or five teaspoons of sugar a day, and seven- to ten-year- olds to consume no more than 24g a day, or six teaspoons.

According to United Kingdom government figures, 60 per cent of the United Kingdom population is overweight, with approximately one in-four people obese, and sugary soft drinks account for around 20 per cent of the sugar consumed by children.

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