Lifestyle Economics

The sugar tax has failed, Liz Truss ought to axe it


In the Media

Julian Jessop writes for The Daily Express

In the Media

Len Shackleton quoted in City AM

Christopher Snowdon writes in The Spectator

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has written in The Spectator calling on Liz Truss to axe the sugar tax.

Starkly conveying the absurdity of continued support for the measure, Christopher wrote “Obesity among both children and adults has gone up since it was introduced in 2018, but the health lobby does not consider it to be a failure.”

The article concludes with a clear message: “The simple fact is that the policies that have been tried haven’t worked and the policies that are pending are very unlikely to work. That is all the justification Liz Truss needs to get rid of them.”

The full article can be read here.