Sugar tax: 67% say education is more effective than taxation

Adam Saville
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Sugar tax: 67% say education is more effective than taxation

Seven in 10 UK adults believe people should have freedom of choice

On Friday (6 April), the government brought into effect its Soft Drinks Industry Levy to help combat obesity and poor oral health, which has added 18p to the price of drinks (per litre) with sugar content over-five-but-below-eight grams per 100ml - drinks containing over eight grams of sugar per 100ml face an increase of 24p per litre. According to research by SimplyHealth (YouGov via 5,264 people in February 2018), while 59% of UK adults support the ‘sugar tax', nearly seven in 10 (67%) believe...

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