Sugar tax

The UK will start taxing sugary drinks, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced on 16 March.

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In a report for the British Soft Drinks Association, Oxford Economics argues the tax will cost 132 million and 4,000 jobs. We argue these estimates are not only extremely uncertain, but also grossly overstate the economic costs of the sugar tax.

NEW Case against soft drink levy is sugar coated (with Ben Richardson), The Conversation, 27 September 2016

The benefits of the soft drinks levy could be better than reported (with Ben Richardson)

 


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