The UK government has announced plans to tax soft drink companies.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, announced the new tax as part of his 2016 Budget, which sets out how the government plans to spend its money.
At this stage it is thought the tax could raise $1billion (NZD) a year.
The government announced that this money would be used to pay for sports in primary schools.
It will be 2 years before the new tax comes into place, in order to give the companies who make them a chance to change their ingredients.
Fruit and milk-based drinks won’t be affected.