Thursday, March 17, 2016

UK to tax soft drinks

Britain's Finance Minister George Osborne (pictured) has announced a sugar tax on soft drinks.

The levy on drinks with more than five grams of sugar per 100 millilitres will be introduced in two years' time as Britain attempts to cut down on spiralling childhood obesity levels.

Mr Osborne announced the measure in his annual Budget statement.

The BBC provided an explanation of the tax.

ADA is a partner of the Rethink Sugary Drink campaign which encourages Australians to reconsider their consumption of soft drinks because they can contribute to obesity, leading to poor health, and tooth decay.