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The definitive list of Brits being amusing about the sugar tax

The definitive list of Brits being amusing about the sugar tax

Labor's position is similar, while the Greens have endorsed a 20 percent increase on sugar-sweetened drinks as part of a broader obesity prevention strategy.

The money raised will go towards doubling the Primary Sports Premium, the creation of a Healthy Pupils Capital Fund to help schools upgrade their sports facilities, and give children access to top quality PE equipment.

"Introducing the sugary drinks tax is a great start, but is no silver bullet to tackle childhood obesity".

With the implementation of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, now is the time for operators to be prepared, and put new ideas and solutions in place.

Before the sugar levy, 5% of soft drinks in the United Kingdom came from untraceable sources, also known as grey stock, but the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) and the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) told Retail Express this could rise.

How much sugar are in your favourite cans of fizzy pop now the new tax is in place?

In order to meet the taxable threshold, beverages will need to contain at least 5g of added sugars per 100ml of ready-to-drink or diluted product.

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The sugar levy on the manufacturers of soft drinks will hike the price of a litre of high sugar drink (8g of sugar per 100ml) by 24p.

Prices of popular drinks may rise and the size of portions shrink as a result. They also discovered sugar taxes will most improve the health of the poorest, who are more affected by non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, which are affected by diet (The Telegraph).

Speaking to the London Evening Standard, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Robert Jenvrik says that the tax has already proven successful with soft drink makers cutting the amount of sugar in any products that are aimed at children.

Irn Bru, Luzocade, and Ribena, are some of the brands that have made a decision to slash the sugar content on their drinks. However, a FactCheck conducted by TheJournal.ie found that, while consumption might be reduced, the net effect on obesity rates was negligible.

According to the NHS, eating too much sugar can make you gain weight, and can also cause tooth decay.

According to one politician, British teenagers consume almost a bathtub of sugary drinks every year, or 234 cans using slightly more rational units.

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