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Soft Drinks: Taxation

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 37318, tabled on 18 May 2016

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the aim of the Government's policy on the new soft drinks levy is to persuade manufacturers to stop selling the regular full sugar versions of their drinks products.

Answered on

23 May 2016

The aim of the soft drinks industry levy is to help tackle obesity by encouraging producers to reformulate their overall product mixes by reducing added sugar content, helping their customers to choose low-sugar and sugar-free brands, and by reducing the portion sizes for high sugar drinks.

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