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.

Sugary drinks that have an added sugar content of more than 5g but less than 8g per 100ml will be taxed at a rate of 18p per litre. Drinks with an added sugar content of 8g or more per 100ml will be subject to a tax rate of 24p per litre. Milk and milk based drinks and fruit juice that does not have added sugar will not be included in the tax.

A similar tax on sugary drinks will commence in the Republic of Ireland on 1 May 2018. For more information on the sugar in drinks take a look at our sugary drinks infographic.

Posted: 10/04/2018 10:24:47 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Drinks, Sugar, Sugar tax, Tax


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