Regulation

Tax on sugary drinks may be extended after review

The soft drinks tax could be extended to cakes, confectionery and pastry after a two-year review

The sugar tax on soft drinks, which was passed by parliament on Tuesday [April 25] and will come into force next April, could be extended to a raft of other food and drink products, following news that its effectiveness on reducing obesity – particularly in children – will be reviewed after two years.

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