June 18, 2018

Sugar tax put back on table

A tax on sugary drinks is being considered by ministers in a U-turn after evidence showed that the measure would help to tackle the obesity crisis, The Times has learnt.
In a softening of a previous stance that firmly ruled out any form of sugar tax, government sources now suggest that senior ministers are studying the option closely.
They have been struck by mounting evidence that increasing the price of fizzy drinks is an effective way of discouraging unhealthy eating,sources said.

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