Lifestyle Economics

Review into ‘junk food’ regulation welcome step in rolling back nanny state

Commenting on the government’s announcement of a review into junk food regulations, Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said:

“Scrapping policies that make food and drink more expensive during a cost of living crisis is a no-brainer.

“The sugar tax has achieved nothing and the ban on volume price discounts will hurt everybody.

“We are long overdue a Prime Minister who puts the interests of consumers over the interests of nanny state pressure groups. Let us hope Liz Truss is that Prime Minister.”

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