Potential impact of a tax on high sugar snacks on the prevalence of obesity in the UK

A study of the general adult population in the UK was conducted to estimate the potential impact of a 20% price increase in high-sugar snacks on body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of obesity.

10/09/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Association of a beverage tax on sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages with changes i

The research carried out in Philadelphia showed the association between a beverage excise tax on sugar-sweetened and artifically sweetened beverages implemented in 2017 and changes in beverage prices and volume of sales.

16/05/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Taxation on red and processed meat

Research released by University of Oxford suggests placing a tax on red and processed meat, similar to that placed on sugary drinks, with the intention to reduce the negative impacts that consumption of these products can have on health.

08/11/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

Sugar sweetened drinks tax comes into effect in the Republic of Ireland

Today, 01 May 2018, the sugar sweetened drinks tax came into effect in the Republic of Ireland. The tax is one of a number of measures being implemented under ‘‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland – Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025’’ to reduce levels of obesity.

01/05/2018   by Anne Parle  

Soft-drinks Industry Levy in Northern Ireland

On 6 April 2018, a soft-drinks industry levy was introduced for Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom. The tax applies to sugary drinks that have an added sugar content of at least 5g per 100ml.

10/04/2018   by Anne Parle  

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