Five years on, the sugar tax still isn’t working
Andy Mayer writes in CapX
Mark Littlewood writes in The Times
Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Mail
“There is no evidence from anywhere around the world which shows that these policies lead to a reduction in weight, obesity or even overall calorie intake,
“There has been a decrease in the amount of sugar consumed from soft drinks, but manufacturers reformulated their products a year or two before the tax came in.
“Arguably much of that was to do with the general campaigning that was going on around sugar intake, rather than the tax itself.
“There’s also evidence that, when you bring in these taxes, people may stop buying sugary drinks but substitute them for other sugary products instead.”
The full article can be read here.
Christopher discussed the sugar tax on The Mail’s, which you can listen to here.