Sugar Tax ‘Will Hit The Poorest Hardest’


The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) said some beverages full of sugar will be exempt from the “bungled” levy, which was announced in the Chancellor’s most recent Budget.The TPA is calling for the measure to be scrapped after it carried out a comparison of 49 different drinks, including fizzy and energy drinks that will be taxed, and milk-based ones and coffees that will not.
But the Treasury said the tax is a “major step forward” in the fight against childhood obesity, and the money raised will fund more school sports and expanding school breakfast clubs.