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Sugary Drinks Tax UK

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:07 pm
by Bystander
Sugary Drinks Tax UK

The Uk plans to put a tax on sugary drinks.
This could come in force in April 2018.
There will be different tax bands for the levels of sugar included.
So cans of pop on sale normally for 70p will cost either 6p or 8p more.
This gives the drinks producers plenty of time to modify the ingredients of their products.
It is part of a plan to reduce obesity in children.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-dri ... -affected/

Re: Sugary Drinks Tax UK

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:54 am
by Tony
Its a good idea in principal but I fear that the government are using obesity as a means of collecting more taxes.
It should be down to choice.
If I want a sugary drink then I shouldn't have to pay an extra tax in it :naughty:

Re: Sugary Drinks Tax UK

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:53 am
by Sam
Many of these drinks have no sugar so I think they all will go that way.
What about the fruit juice drinks - they are full of acid that does just as much damage :whistle:

Re: Sugary Drinks Tax UK

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:36 am
by Copie
Like the carrier bags before this.
The government sees how many billions of drinks are sold and want a cut.
Its all about grabbing your money.

Re: Sugary Drinks Tax UK

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:07 pm
by Dez
Now we get taxed on cans of pop.
Come on, where's the choice?

Re: Sugary Drinks Tax UK

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:58 pm
by Biggsy
You have to think what other stuff will be taxed.
Do we not already pay VAT on these sugary drinks to start with?

Re: Sugary Drinks Tax UK

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:20 am
by Ironside
It is sickening to think that our cans of pop will be taxed.
It should be my choice whether I want a sugary can of pop or not!

Re: Sugary Drinks Tax UK

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:04 pm
by Conti
If I want pop with sugar I should be allowed to buy it at a normal price - not one that's taxed.
This is all wrong.

Re: Sugary Drinks Tax UK

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:43 pm
by Rob
Conti wrote:If I want pop with sugar I should be allowed to buy it at a normal price - not one that's taxed.
This is all wrong.
:+1:

Re: Sugary Drinks Tax UK

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:51 am
by Rodney
They will tax the air that you breathe soon if you let them.