The new sugar tax on soft drinks has raised £153.8m since it was introduced. While initial forecasts estimated the sugar tax would raise around £520m a year, manufacturers have reduced the amount of sugar they use to avoid the levy – one of the government’s intended goals. The new tax is applied to soft drinks with a certain amount of sugar per litre.The income will be used to tackle childhood obesity and to fund physical education activities and breakfast clubs in schools.
The new sugar tax
on 27 November 2018 with No Comments