Britain Passes Sugar Tax on Soft Drinks
However, some are skeptical on how effective the levy will be on health. According to the Irish Times, “Britain’s Food and Drink Federation said Mr Osborne’s tax was ‘a piece of political theatre’ that would make no difference to obesity and cost jobs.” Drinks that will be spared the tax are pure fruit drinks and milk-based drinks. Graham MacGregor, chairman of the Action on Sugar campaign group, said that to be effective, the tax has be at least 20 percent on all sugar soft drinks and escalate if companies do not comply. Britain is not the first to impose a sugar levy. France, Belgium, Hungary, and Mexico also have some form of a tax on sugar-added drinks.
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