SOFT DRINKS TAX
LATEST NEWS: Soft drinks tax slammed again after new data suggests soft drink sugar consumption is falling.
The former Chancellor, George Osborne, announced a soft drinks tax in his March Budget. It will mean big price rises on popular soft drinks. This decision appears to have been taken based on data from 2012 and does not factor in the significant action taken by companies to reduce sugar consumption from our products in the last four years.
The Government rightly wants to tackle obesity – but this tax isn’t the way to do it. This site gives you the facts – about the soft drinks industry, about the products millions of people enjoy, and evidence how similar taxes have failed elsewhere.
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