Sugar Tax

Put the sugar tax on hold after Brexit, says FDF

Put the sugar tax on hold after Brexit, says FDF

By Niamh Michail

Industry group, the Food and Drink Federation, has called for the UK's sugar tax to be put on hold due to the economic fragility of the post-Brexit environment - but campaigners have slammed it as opportunistic.

A sugar tax is not the way to curb Britain's obesity crisis, said the FDF boss

Food Matters Live

Four reasons a sugar tax ‘won’t work’: FDF boss

By Michael Stones

The near impossibility of imposing a sugar tax was one of four reasons why a tax would not limit sugar consumption or obesity, according to Food and Drink Federation (FDF) director general Ian Wright.

Diabetes chief says no to NZ sugar tax

Diabetes chief says no to NZ sugar tax

By RJ Whitehead

The head of a body that represents New Zealanders with diabetes has hit out at arguments that a tax on sugary products would help prevent the spread of the disease.

Public Health England report: Key points and reactions

Public Health England report: Key points and reactions

By Niamh Michail

"No single action will be effective in reducing sugar intakes," concludes Public Health England's report which recommends cutting price promotions, junk food advertising and setting a sugar tax. We look at some reactions to the findings.

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